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: 22 June 2023
NHS Staff and volunteers who go the extra mile in Portsmouth have been recognised in this year’s NHS Parliamentary Awards.
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust has three regional finalists in this year’s NHS Parliamentary Awards and all three have been invited to the final on the NHS’s 75th birthday, when the national winners will be announced.
Diabetic Retinopathy Nurse Specialist Jane Cansfield is the South East regional finalist for the Lifetime Achievement Award thanks to her dedication to Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust for more than 40 years.
In that time she has performed more than 16,000 injections and procedures to help people maintain their vision, she was instrumental in setting up the diabetic eye screening in Portsmouth and became the first intravitreal nurse injector in Hampshire in 2016.
She said: “It’s an honour to be nominated and shortlisted. It is the highlight of my career.
“I’m also very proud of the wonderful ophthalmology and diabetes teams who have been alongside me on my journey and have been so supportive.”
Thanks to her dedication to clinical care and compassion, Midwife Mahfuja Aktar is the regional finalist for the Nursing and Midwifery Award. The judges were particularly impressed with a recent project, that she has led, which aims to reduce the disproportionate stillbirth and neonatal death figures in Black and Asian mothers.
The project, funded by the NIHR, saw Mahfuja work with the Trust’s health inequalities lead to develop academic modules for different groups to increase knowledge in key areas and trust within our community.
The sight of our Pets As Therapy volunteers and their four-legged friends is a welcome one at Queen Alexandra Hospital and their dedication to patients and staff wellbeing has earnt them title of regional finalist for The Volunteer Award.
A spokesperson for the Pets As Therapy team at QA Hospital said: “It is an honour and a privilege to be the regional finalist and it is amazing to know that staff and patients appreciate us.
“We love bringing smiles to patients who may be going through a difficult time and staff and visitors. We are delighted to be acknowledged.”
Penny Emerit, Chief Executive at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust said: “It is fantastic to have such a breadth of staff and volunteers recognised for what they do at our Trust and the difference they make to the patients and communities we serve.
“I would also like to thank our local MPs for taking the time to nominate our staff and volunteers for these awards.”
The national award winners will be announced at a ceremony on Wednesday 5 July.