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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)

 

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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.

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Updated visitor guidance at Queen Alexandra Hospital

Date: 19 March 2020

Updated visitor guidance

We are asking the public to limit visiting Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA) and to consider other ways of keeping in touch, like phone calls.

From Thursday 19 March 2020 and until further notice, visiting is now restricted to one hour per day between 6pm and 7pm.

Visitors must be immediate family members or carers.

Visitors should not visit any health and care settings (including all inpatient, diagnostic and outpatient areas) if they are:

  • unwell, especially if they have a high temperature or a new, persistent cough
  • vulnerable as a result of their medication, a chronic illness or they are over 70 years of age

Visitors should be limited to one per patient unless:

  • the patient is receiving end-of-life care
  • the visitor needs to be accompanied – accompanying visitors should not stay in patient, ward or communal areas, and this applies to inpatient and outpatient settings
  • they are a partner and birthing partner accompanying a woman in labour

No children under 12 should be visiting without the ward sister or charge nurse’s prior permission.

Slightly different rules apply to paediatrics and neonates.

In the paediatric department, only one parent or appropriate adult is able to be with their child at any given time and currently no other children will be able to visit.

We ask for the public’s help in respecting these rules.

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