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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.

Chaplaincy Service

Last updated: 03 November 2019

The Chaplaincy Team provides pastoral support and care to patients, their families and staff, providing a listening ear and hand of friendship to those of all faiths and none. Chaplains are available throughout the day and provide an emergency call-out service outside of core hours. The team can contact multi faith leaders from the local community on request.

Referrals for patient visits can be made via the chaplain’s office on 023 9228 6408 or via switchboard on 23 92 28 6000. Alternatively please email 

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Chapel Services

Morning Prayer: Monday to Friday - 9.00am

Holy Communion: Sunday - 10.30 am

Roman Catholic Mass: Sunday - 4pm


Transport to Sunday Services

For Sunday services some patients can be collected and taken back to their wards by a wheelchair service provided by the Chaplaincy volunteers. To book please call extension 6408 stating if the patient is attending Holy Communion or Roman Catholic Mass.


Multi-Faith Prayer Room

The Multi-Faith room is located next to the chapel with ablution facilities available. Friday prayers are held at 1pm in the chapel. Prayer aids are available within  the room.

For any further information on the services we can provide or for any queries do not hesitate to contact us by emailing 


How to find the Chapel and Multi-faith room

A level map

The Chapel is located through the main A level Reception. Follow the corridor and pass the shop and Costa Coffee, then the Chapel is on your left (Next to No. 3 on the map). The Chaplaincy Offices are located on B level but are difficult to find, so we will often come to you.


Contact Information

Claire phone

Office Hours
8.30am to 4.30pm

023 9228 6408

Note - Voicemail is available on this number

Please give the following details to enable us to help you:

  • Name of the person being referred
  • Details of the ward
  • Whether a specific Chaplain is required
    (Roman Catholic or other)

Out of Office Hours

023 9228 6408 

During Bank Holidays or at Weekends, please leave NON-urgent messages on the Voicemail.

Urgent Calls

Either speak to one of the team on 023 9228 6408, or call the switchboard on 023 9228 6000 to contact the Duty Chaplain.

Please specify if you require a Roman Catholic Chaplain or of another faith.

Please note that:

For out of hours urgent calls, go straight through to the switchboard on 023 9228 6000.

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