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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.


The Renal Outpatient Department goes paperless!

Date: 18 February 2020


Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT) is committed to ensuring all outpatient departments are paperless by 31 March 2020.

This is following a national drive to modernise the NHS, making all patient and care records digital, real-time and working across all digital platforms.

Colleagues from the Renal Outpatient Department have gone paperless and six months on, they haven’t looked back.

“The process has been fantastic and everyone has embraced it,” says Natalie Borman, Clinical Director. “Using digital programmes such as Epro or Minestrone is so much easier and not once have I thought - I wish I had my notes.”

The department no longer uses paper records for any patient attending clinics across QA, Fareham Community Hospital and Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

Going paperless has had huge benefits for both the team and patients. Staff are no longer lugging around notes, trying to locate misplaced notes and now have more time to spend with patients.

“The department has even managed to empty out a whole store room!” Jane Elmes, Renal Service Floor Manager, adds.

With the team no longer using paper notes, they now have more time to focus on their patients giving them the best possible care.

If your team would like to find out how you can support the drive in going paperless, email or visit the intranet. #paperlessPHT

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