Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

News

PHU remains incredibly busy

Date: 14 October 2022

The QA hospital site remains incredibly busy, and we will only be using our Emergency Department (ED) for life threatening injuries or illnesses. You will be redirected to alternative services if you arrive at our ED requiring minor care. Please make sure you use the UTCs, 111, GP and Pharmacies to get help and advice on non-life threatening injuries and illnesses.

If you or someone you know is in Queen Alexandra Hospital and are well enough to go home – there’s a few things you can do to help:

  • On admission, give the nursing staff contact details of any services which you will need to have rearranged before discharge, for example, carers.
  • Arrange transport home from hospital
  • Make sure that you have your medication and dressings, if applicable, before leaving the hospital.
  • Ask about outpatient appointments if relevant to you, making sure you know where you need to go, for example, a hospital or your GP surgery. You will also need to know if you need to make the appointment yourself.
  • Ask for a copy of your discharge letter.
  • Ask family or friends to bring in clothes and shoes.
  • If you have a medical condition, we may arrange your transport home by ambulance.

For more information, please visit https://www.porthosp.nhs.uk/patie.../your-inpatient-stay.htm

The Critical Incident declared on Tuesday 11 October has now been stood down although the QA hospital site has retained the internal command structure to ensure that patients and staff remain safe.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

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