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.”
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.
The Queen Alexandra Hospital is located just on the hill slopes of Portsdown Hill overlooking Portsmouth. It is conveniently situated for both the M27 and A3M.
Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health. We are committed to the active involvement of family members, friends and carers during a hospital stay. Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health.
More information on visiting hospital for an appointment.
If you've had experience of using our services and would like to make a comment then please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). Your views are very important to us and we would like to hear where you think improvements are needed or where things have gone so well that you would like to share your thanks or gratitude with the staff involved. When things have not gone so well then you can be sure that we want to hear from you, so please get in touch with PALS.
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.
We welcome and value your feedback and use the views you share with us in a number of ways to learn and make improvements as well as sharing best practice. Feedback can be provided in a number of ways.
Date: 29 July 2020
Portsmouth Hospitals is proud to have been awarded university hospital status in a move that will bring significant benefits to patients, students and colleagues in the local community.
The newly named Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) will continue to provide high quality, compassionate care while driving further improvements in research and education, building on the Trust’s strong existing partnership with the University of Portsmouth.
Achieving university hospital status is the first step in a long-term programme that will enhance research partnerships to drive innovation and develop new treatments more quickly, as well as investing further in academic partnerships to strengthen the future workforce. We will build on our collaborations with a broad range of partners to embed research, education and training into ways of working across the whole organisation to support the delivery of PHU’s five-year Working Together strategy.
To further develop the strategic links between the Trust and the University, Professor Graham Galbraith, Vice Chancellor of the University, has been appointed to the Trust as an Associate Non-Executive Director. Mark Cubbon, Chief Executive of PHU, will be appointed as an external Governor of the University of Portsmouth from 1 August. These appointments demonstrate the continued commitment by both organisations to strengthening their existing 10-year relationship even further to benefit communities across Portsmouth and South East Hampshire.
Professor Anoop Chauhan, Respiratory Consultant and Director of Research and Innovation at PHU, has been appointed to the Trust Board and Executive team as Executive Director for Research. Prof Chauhan has delivered a significant expansion in research at the Trust, building relationships and bringing together patients, innovators and clinicians and working proactively to improve access to clinical trials and speed up the adoption of new technology to benefit patients.
Three joint clinical and academic roles are also being established to support the development of international research leadership and embed research and academia into teaching and clinical practices to improve the health of our local population.
Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust joins 44 other specialist trusts nationwide which have achieved the high standards required to form the membership of the University Hospitals Association.
Mark Cubbon, Chief Executive of Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, said: “I am delighted that we have been awarded university hospitals status.
“Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust and the University of Portsmouth are two of the largest employers in Portsmouth and are at the heart of our communities. This is an exciting opportunity for these anchor institutions to work even more closely together to improve the health and wellbeing of our local population.
“As a university hospital we will embed research, education and training across all that we do to continue to drive improvements and ensure that our patients receive the best possible care.
“We are proud to fly the flag of the University of Portsmouth alongside our NHS Trust flag at Queen Alexandra Hospital. This is an important symbol of our commitment to our partnership.”
Graham Galbraith, Vice Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth, said: “I am delighted that our decade-long partnership with Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust has developed to new heights.
“This involves joint research appointments to serve the needs of our community, as well as a more co-ordinated approach to providing the workforce of the future and this has been recognised with the granting of university hospital status.
"This is a watershed moment with two of the most important institutions in the city working in partnership to improve the health, wellbeing and educational opportunities for people in our local communities.”
Professor Anoop Chauhan, Executive Director of Research at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, said: “It is fantastic that the Trust has been awarded university hospital status, and will help us to drive forward opportunities for research and education.
“It is our ambition that every one of our patients has access to a clinical trial or innovation. By continuing to work together with the University of Portsmouth, sharing our resources and expertise and increasing our research collaborations, we will use cutting edge science and technology to innovate and create tests and treatments that will benefit our patients more quickly.