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.
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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: 05 July 2022
Congratulations to our Dr Edmund Neville who has won the South East Lifetime Achievement Award in this year's NHS Parliamentary Awards!
Dr Neville recently celebrated his 50 years long service in the NHS and was nominated for his passion for delivering the best treatment and compassionate care to patients and his dedication to promoting and delivering high quality education for doctors, nurses and other colleagues.
On the news of his award, he said: “I am extremely surprised and delighted to be the regional winner.
“There must be so many other worthy NHS workers that it is hard to see how anyone could be picked out for special mention. I am very flattered!”
Edmund qualified as a doctor from Guy’s Hospital in 1970 and trained around the country before becoming a consultant physician in Portsmouth in 1983.
In 1982, he was appointed to St Mary’s Hospital, Portsmouth, as a ‘General Physician with a Special Interest in Respiratory Medicine’ where he was the sole Respiratory consultant for over a decade before the department moved to Queen Alexandra Hospital.
Within the Trust he took on the roles of Respiratory Clinical Director in 1995, MAU CD in 2003 and Divisional Clinical Director of Acute and General Medicine in 2003, followed then by an appointment as Deputy Medical Director in 2006. He also took on a broader leadership role as the Wessex Physicians President in 2002.
On the national stage, he has occupied every senior office in the British Thoracic Society spanning research, clinical care, audit and training.
He was a pioneer in developing clinical guidelines and was part of the group that produced the first BTS Asthma Guidelines in 1990 and has contributed to many others, especially those for pleural diseases.
He is a global speaker and lecturer with memberships to the Royal Society of Medicine, the Harveian Society and the Medical Society of London.
Whilst Ed formally retired in 2011, his enthusiasm for medicine and teaching led to his prompt return, continuing his much-valued contribution to the respiratory department and to the wider Trust.
Ed said: “Times have changed staggeringly in my lifetime. When I first arrived here as a consultant about two weeks in I was handed a little key and told I was now the clinical tutor.
“The other thing that has changed dramatically is that when I was first here in Portsmouth, there was only two respiratory physicians and there were only 12 physicians in the whole Trust.
“I said there needs to be six respiratory physicians in Portsmouth and my colleagues fell off their chairs laughing. As you know I got it wrong because that was an underestimate and now we have more than 20.”
Dr Neville has now been invited to the awards ceremony on 6 July when the national winners will be announced.
He was nominated for this award by Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt and Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan.