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.
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: 08 July 2022
To raise awareness of the benefits of gardening for those with arthritis, staff and patients for our Musculoskeletal Outpatient services have created a community allotment at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival.
The allotment features raised beds with flowers and vegetables, to ensure it is arthritis friendly, as well as a wildlife hotel and recycled crutches as part of marking 80 years of charity Arthritis Action.
Matron and service manager Colin Beevor said: “Building a show garden can be a painstaking, but such a rewarding thing to do to celebrate the charity's birthday.
"We wanted to celebrate the green and gold colours of the charity and give visitors ideas that they can take away for making their garden more arthritis friendly."
Musculoskeletal consultant, Dr Steven Young Min added: “Exploring the practical and beautiful garden has to be one of the most enjoyable ways of raising awareness around issues faced by those living with Arthritis and celebrating the work of Arthritis Action.
“This week I have had time to talk to members of the public about how much they love their gardens, and the ways they adapt gardening living with arthritis.”
Jean, who has Osteoarthritis, said gardening has really helped her.
She said: "Gardening has always been in my life, my father was an avid gardener so I grew up with a keen interest and years of practice. I find it therapeutic, relaxing, and rewarding."
Volunteer Jennifer, who has Osteoarthritis in her knees added: “Being outdoors and gardening and watching the wildlife is so therapeutic for myself and people like me living with arthritis.
“Whilst the pain is always with you night and day, you just need to find something enjoyable to take your mind off the pain and allows you to relax and gain a sense of fulfilment, my garden is my haven of rest and peace!”.
Visitors to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival will be able to visit until Saturday 9 July.
About Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country treating over half a million patients each year. The Trust is the second largest employer in Portsmouth. It is also a major provider of training and education to a wide range of health professionals.
The Trust provides comprehensive secondary care and specialist services to a local population of 675,000 people across South East Hampshire and provide many services to a wider catchment area in excess of two million people. Most of its services are provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, but it also offers a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities closer to patients’ homes in community hospital sites and at local treatment centres throughout South East Hampshire.
The hospital also hosts the country’s largest Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit, Joint Hospitals Group South, treating current and former members of the armed forces and their families and training clinicians.