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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)


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.

How to get here

Last updated: 28 October 2019

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Queen Alexandra Hospital
Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3LY
Tel: 023 9228 6000 (main switchboard)

Queen Alexandra Hospital is located just on the hill slopes of Portsdown Hill overlooking Portsmouth. It is conveniently situated for both the M27 and A3M.

By car

From the west

Follow the M27 and use exit 12 (Cosham).
At the traffic lights, follow the road straight ahead (Southampton Road) towards Cosham.
Turn left at the second set of traffic lights. 
At the traffic lights take the exit road left into Sevenoaks Road and bear right into the hospital main entrance.
The multi-storey car park will be on the left. The north car park is clearly signposted.

From the north

Follow the A3M south to Junction 5.
At the motorway roundabout take the third exit marked for Drayton/Cosham.
Follow this road until you reach the roundabout (Cosham).
Proceed straight across into Southampton Road.
At the first set of traffic lights turn right into Sevenoaks Road and bear right into the hospital main entrance.
The multi-storey car park will be on the left. The north car park is clearly signposted. 

From the east

Follow the A27 westbound until you reach the junction marked Cosham.
At the roundabout take the third exit marked for A3 Cosham (Northern Road).
Follow this road until you reach a further roundabout (Cosham).
Proceed straight across remaining on A3 Northern Road.
At the next roundabout take the first exit into Southampton Road.
At the first set of traffic lights turn right into Sevenoaks Road and bear right into the hospital main entrance.
The multi-storey car park will be on the left. The north car park is clearly signposted.

By bicycle

Portsmouth City Council has provided interactive maps on their website for people wishing to cycle to Queen Alexandra Hospital as part of their My Journey campaign. These maps can be accessed here

Please note there are a few cycle paths which lead directly to the hospital, however the main routes to the hospital will be via the roads mentioned on the routes above (for cars).

Bicycle racks

Members of the public riding their bicycle to Queen Alexandra Hospital can leave it in one of more than 100 spaces for bikes. The bike areas are situated in the multi-storey car park and outside the North Entrance, Emergency Department and the Paediatric Emergency Department.

Bicycles are left at the owner’s own risk.


By public transport

By bus

Services run frequently from Portsmouth city centre and surrounding areas, with some buses stopping within the hospital grounds and may be displayed on timetables as "Queen Alexandra Hospital". Other buses stop near the hospital and you should look for stops near Cosham if possible.

Please note that you should contact Portsmouth City Council and the Transport Commissioner if you wish to make a comment about any bus route change.

By train

The nearest train station is 'Cosham'. This is approximately 10-15 minutes walk from Queen Alexandra Hospital. However it is uphill and if you suffer from any condition where this may affect you we would recommend using a local taxi or bus (numbers 8 and 11A). For further information visit or phone 08457 48 49 50.

The map below is an overview of the Queen Alexandra Hospital site showing the main roads around the hospital, entrances, car parks, drop-off zones and bus stops. 

Before you arrive at the hospital please check the location of your appointment.


For those who need wheelchairs they are available at various locations around the hospital including the main and north entrances and in the multi-story car park. Patients have to insert a pound coin to release the wheelchair from a 'train' of other wheelchairs. You will be able to reclaim that pound coin when you return the wheelchair to the 'train', thus there is no charge to use them.

Disability & Accessibility

The Queen Alexandra Hospital is fully accessible for people with disabilities.

Doors and corridors are wide enough for wheelchairs, as are the main, north and east entrances. Desks and counters in public areas will have a lower section for wheelchair users.

Signage around the hospital is appropriately colour coded for people with visual impairment and the lifts have speakers which notify you of which floor you are on.


There are more than 30 disabled parking spaces at Queen Alexandra Hospital situated in the multi-story car park on level 3 (ground level) and by the North and East entrances. Those using a disabled space with a blue badge can receive a discounted parking rate:

  • If you have parked in the multi-storey car park please leave your clock in your car and when you are leaving the hospital visit the main reception and show the receptionist your blue badge and parking ticket and you will only pay £1.80.
  • If you have parked in a Pay & Display space, please only pay £1.80 into the machine and display your blue badge next to your parking ticket clearly in your car.


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