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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.

Diagnostic Studies

Last updated: 05 November 2019

As a multi-disciplinary private patient centre we’re extremely proud to deliver pioneering healthcare services to patients across all age groups, through our team of highly experienced consultant specialists. With our state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities we’re able to ensure accurate diagnosis, to ensure that our patients are place on the best treatment pathways possible. We’re offering our patients some of the world’s most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment modalities. We can provide our patients fast access to a comprehensive range of both inpatient and outpatient investigative procedures in an efficient, comfortable and stress-free environment.

Our imaging resources allow us to deliver diagnostic services and treatments to private patients without compromising NHS demand, whilst supporting improvements to Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. Our team of specialist healthcare professionals can assist private patients through our “one stop” clinic service. Our diagnostic services teams work around the clock to deliver fast and reliable results for our patients and with fast track reporting, our patients can examined and diagnosed in as little as 24 hours.

We regularly upgrade our software and equipment in order to ensure we’re best placed to offer patients the best and most accurate diagnostic examinations available in the industry. These range from specialist invasive and non-invasive to general diagnostic modalities such as Pathology & Histopathology, CT, MRI, X-ray, Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine.

Nuclear Medicine is predominantly used for oncology diagnostics, assessing gut transit, investigating joint infections and endocrine functions. We’ve combined state-of-the-art technology and facilities with premium radiology expertise to deliver an industry recognised radiology reporting service. We use an industry recognised picture archiving and communication system (PACS) to ensure the viewing and reporting quality of clinical images isn’t compromised. Our system also grants our consultant radiologists and referring clinician’s immediate and remote access to diagnostic images and reports.

We understand that tests are often unforeseen and can be clinically urgent, therefore we provide a 24 hour emergency radiologist supported imaging service. Covering key imaging modalities such as X-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, to all our inpatients.

Our corporate mission is based on one agenda, which is our commitment to reinvesting our financial surplus straight back into The Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust to help improve healthcare for all our patients across the NHS. These investments focus upon improving our patients’ experiences at Queen Alexandra Hospital. This is delivered through ongoing investment into the latest medical technology and facilities, as well as innovative treatments and the development of trust staff.

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