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Visiting suspended at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA)


A stay in hospital can be a daunting time for anyone whether it is for a short or long time. But having someone with you can help you recover and make you feel more at ease.

Keeping in contact with friends and family is important to patients. It is recognised that a balance is needed between maintaining that contact and allowing for rest and recuperation. In response to feedback from patients, families and carers wards and departments have local guidelines about visiting times so please do check before visiting. 

Visiting suspended at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA)


At Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care.

We are here for our local population of about 675,000 residents across Portsmouth and south east Hampshire and care for many people beyond, including providing some tertiary services to a catchment area of more than 2m people.

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.


#RespectAndProtect campaign at PHT: David's story

Date: 09 September 2019

#RespectandProtect campaign - David

Our #RespectandProtect campaign looks at raising awareness of violence and aggression against our staff and reducing these incidences in the future.

David was working in ED when a heavily intoxicated patient spontaneously stood up and punched him in the face. David said: “He approached me, there were a lot of profanities and then, without warning, he swung his fist into my face. I find it disgusting that I was assaulted in my place of work, it’s truly unacceptable. Staff and other patients should not be subjected to violence or threats in what is meant to be a place of safety.”

The Trust security team intervened immediately and took the patient outside where he was arrested by police. He was later prosecuted under the Assaults on Emergency Workers Act 2018 and received a four month jail sentence, which was suspended for a period of eighteen months.


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