Current visiting times

We know how important it is for patients and families to be able to see visitors. Please help us keep our patients and staff as safe as possible by checking the guidance below before you visiting. 

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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 Voluntary Services team 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…

Our Strategy – Working Together, Improving Together

Our strategy sets out our vision, values, strategic aims and most importantly, how we will deliver against these ambitions for our patients, communities, and people in the future.

It is not just a document, it is for and about everyone at PHU, building on what we have achieved with a renewed focus on continuous improvement and the need to continue to work together and improve together to achieve our goals. 

A full copy of the strategy can be downloaded here.

For more information, please visit our strategy webpage.

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.

Car Parking

Last updated: 16 February 2024

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Car parking rates

Patients and visitors who need to attend the hospital or visit relatives over a longer period of time can still benefit from a reduced parking charge rate. This is at the discretion of the ward or clinic sister.

Queen Alexandra Hospital parking charges as of May 2019:

Up to 1.5h     £2.00

Up to 2.5h     £3.20

Up to 3.5h     £4.60

Up to 4.5h     £5.70

Up to 6h       £8.20

Up to 8h       £10.70

Up to 12h     £12.50

12-24h         £18.20

Patients and visitors using either the main or north car parks on the Queen Alexandra Hospital site are entitled to 15 minutes free parking on arrival. After this time the above car parking rates apply.

Parking spaces are situated in the multi storey car park near to the Main Entrance and by the East Entrance. The multi storey car park is accessible via Sevenoaks Road off Southampton Road (A27). The car parking spaces near the East Entrance are accessible via Southwick Hill Road

Please be aware that automatic number plate recognition is in operation in our car parks.

Main entrance car park

Follow H signage for Queen Alexandra Hospital main entrance, then follow signs to the main entrance car park.

North car park

The new multi-storey North Car Park has now opened and can be accessed via the Main entrance and the Southwick Gate entrance.

Disabled parking

There are disabled parking spaces at Queen Alexandra Hospital situated in both multi-storey car parks as well as by the North Entrance, Emergency Department and East Entrance.  All Blue Badge Holders will have access to free parking.

  • If you have parked in either of the multi-storey car parks please leave your clock in your car. When you are leaving the hospital, please ensure to get your parking validated at either, main reception, oncology reception, rehabilitation reception or the Cashier Office (C Level).
  • If you have parked in a Disabled Pay & Display space, you can have up to 3 hours free parking by displaying your blue badge and clock in your car.  Please read the signage on the parking meters for information about the requirements for your vehicle. It is your responsibility to register your vehicle when this is required.

Portsmouth City Council is responsible for the issue of all blue badges in Portsmouth, which covers all postcodes between PO1 and PO6. If you live outside of this area, for example in Waterlooville, Fareham or Gosport, you will need to contact Hampshire County Council to apply for a Blue Badge.

The blue badge scheme provides a national range of parking concessions for disabled people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport.

It is designed to help severely disabled people to travel independently, as either a driver or passenger, by allowing them to park close to their destination.

For more details about the blue badge scheme or to apply for a blue badge visit the Portsmouth City Council website.

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