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…

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.

Blood Testing

Last updated: 19 November 2021

Changes to routine blood tests at Queen Alexandra Hospital

In order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and prevent overcrowding in the waiting room, changes have been made to how we carry out blood tests at QA Hospital.

We are now operating the blood clinic on an appointment only system.

Outpatient blood tests will only be carried out at QA if the sample needs to be immediately taken to the labs or you are immuno-compromised. Your GP practice will let you know if this applies to you and you will need to book an appointment before attending.

This clinic is open from 7.45am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

If you need to have a blood test, please call 023 9228 6759 to book an appointment.

You can also book at a number of other clinics locally. These are:

St Mary's Community Health Campus

7am - 3.45pm, Monday and Wednesday.

7am to 1.30pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

030 0123 6612

Gosport War Memorial Hospital

8am to 1pm, Monday to Friday

023 9268 1755

Fareham Community Hospital

8am to 1pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday

023 9268 1755

Petersfield Community Hospital

 7am to 1pm, Monday and Tuesday

079 4383 6488


Please make sure you attend at your appointment time so that each location can maintain social distancing. Please do not bring anyone else with you unless you need them to attend to support you with your care. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to take the necessary steps to help you, your loved ones, individuals and teams stay safe.

If you are experiencing a high temperature or a new persistent cough please do not attend your blood test. Instead follow the Government guidelines to self-isolate for 7 days. If you live with someone who has symptoms, you’ll need to self-isolate for 14 days from the day their symptoms started and please do not attend your blood test.

If your symptoms worsen or you need help, please visit the NHS 111 online service.

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