We know how important it is for patients and families to be able to see visitors. Please help us keep our patients and staff as safe as possible by checking the guidance below before you visiting.
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 Voluntary Services team can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.
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.
Our Strategy – Working Together, Improving Together
Our strategy sets out our vision, values, strategic aims and most importantly, how we will deliver against these ambitions for our patients, communities, and people in the future.
It is not just a document, it is for and about everyone at PHU, building on what we have achieved with a renewed focus on continuous improvement and the need to continue to work together and improve together to achieve our goals.
A full copy of the strategy can be downloaded here.
For more information, please visit our strategy webpage.
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: 17 December 2021
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, which was the first site to open a hospital vaccination hub locally in December 2020, will once again be standing up to vaccinate our local communities.
The PHU Covid hospital hub plus, will see staff coming together to deliver the vaccine locally and help protect the public, as part of a national effort to offer every adult the chance to get a COVID-19 booster by the end of the year.
The hub, which will be in the Oasis Centre on the Queen Alexandra Hospital site in Cosham, will open from Monday 20 December 2021. The Portsmouth Hospitals hub will be one of many locations locally including pharmacies, vaccination centres and pop-ups offering the vaccine.
This dramatic increase in the number of appointments is in response to the new Omicron variant of the virus and helps make it more convenient for people to get jabbed and protect themselves and those around them.
You can get an appointment to have your jab and see where is offering it locally to you by visiting www.nhs.uk or calling 119.
Penny Emerit, chief executive at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, said, “Just over a year since we opened the hospital hub at Queen Alexandra Hospital as the first covid vaccination centre in Hampshire and Isle of Wight, we are proud to once again play our part in supporting the national vaccination drive. While we have been offering booster jabs to our staff for some time now, the hub, which re-opens next week to the public, will help to improve availability of the booster jab to our local communities.
“As many of you will know, Portsmouth was particularly hard hit during the second wave and we are seeing an increasing number of unvaccinated patients requiring a stay with us. This, plus the rise of the new Omicron variant, means it is more important than ever for people to get their booster jab and help protect themselves, their loved ones and our health services this winter.”
To vaccinate so many people, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight COVID-19 vaccination programme is recruiting to a number of roles. More information on how to get involved is available here.