Current visiting times

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.”

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

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.

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Current visiting times

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.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

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.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

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.

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Rheumatology department praises nursing teams this International Nurse's Day

Date: 12 May 2022

Time: 15:00

Our Rheumatology Department at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA) have praised our infusion nurses as well as our trauma and orthopaedic outpatient nursing team for International Nurses Day. The team held a cake cutting celebration and recognised the hard work and dedication of the teams.

The rheumatology infusion nurses have a great deal of responsibility and ensure patients receive safe, quality infusion care. Our infusion nurses are an integral part of the department and collaborate with consultants, clinical nurse specialists and pharmacists to ensure treatments are safely administered.

Fiona O’Neill, day case sister in charge, said: “The greatest reward for the team is seeing our patients keeping well because of the treatments they receive. Many of our patients require long-term therapies, so developing trusting relationships is key to their treatment plans.”

Healthcare support worker, Charles Peralta, added: “Over the years, you get to know the patients and they get to know you. You become a part of their life and they become a part of yours.”

The trauma and orthopaedics outpatient nurses also play a big role in our Rheumatology Department at QA. They care for adults and children who have recently had a fracture or have arthritis and bone conditions effecting their bones and joints.

The team sees a variety of patients and have a diverse set of day-to-day tasks, including working with the consultant team to ensure the fast flow of patients, liaising with the plaster technicians for patients with plaster casts, and providing assessments and documentation of wound care.

Associate practitioner, Julie Towers, said: “We love working in the fracture and orthopaedic clinic setting because we are able to form excellent working relationships with the orthopaedic surgeons with the aim to provide better care for our patients.”

Senior sister, Julie McIntyre added: “We are involved in making a big difference to people’s lives within a small window of time during each visit.”

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