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: 28 September 2021
On Monday 27 September 2021, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) started its roll-out of the COVID booster vaccination to all our colleagues, in line with guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
PHU opened its COVID-19 hospital hub at Queen Alexandra Hospital on Tuesday 8 December 2020, initially delivering the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to people aged 80 and over, care home workers and local NHS staff. We were the first hub to open in Hampshire and Isle of Wight and after delivering over 60,000 doses of the vaccine closed on 7 May 2021.
We are very proud of the role we have already played in this campaign and to have the opportunity to continue giving our support. Staff will be offered the chance to get their booster jab after a six-month gap has passed between that and their second dose. They will be sent a link from our occupational health team when they are able to receive the booster.
Lisa, a nurse on our stroke unit, was the first person to be vaccinated on Monday by Michelle, one of our vaccinators. Lisa said, “I am going to get my COVID booster jab because it’s essential that I am protected so I can keep well and keep looking after my patients.”
Rachel Johnson, clinical operations manager in occupational health who is working in the hub, said, “I have already had my booster and would encourage everyone to come down to the centre when they are called for their appointment. It’s vital that we all get our booster dose to protect ourselves, our friends, our families, and most importantly our patients.”
One of our consultants, Ike, was among the first to get vaccinated and said he was doing it to protect his loved ones and colleagues, as well as himself, but added, “My team all plan to get vaccinated when they can, and I would encourage everyone to get the booster dose when it is offered to them.”
Penny Emerit, chief executive at PHU, said, “Just over ten months ago we played an exciting role in the largest vaccination programme in NHS history when we started vaccinating members of the public and health and social care workers against COVID-19. I’m pleased to share that we have begun offering the COVID booster jab to our staff, so that they can help protect themselves and our patients this winter. I would urge everyone invited to get their booster when they can and play a vital part in reducing the impact this pandemic is having on our patients and our loved ones.”
You can read more about the booster vaccine on the NHS website.