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.
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.
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.”
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.
The 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.
Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health. We are committed to the active involvement of family members, friends and carers during a hospital stay. Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health.
More information on visiting hospital for an appointment.
If you've had experience of using our services and would like to make a comment then please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). Your views are very important to us and we would like to hear where you think improvements are needed or where things have gone so well that you would like to share your thanks or gratitude with the staff involved. When things have not gone so well then you can be sure that we want to hear from you, so please get in touch with PALS.
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.
We welcome and value your feedback and use the views you share with us in a number of ways to learn and make improvements as well as sharing best practice. Feedback can be provided in a number of ways.
Last updated: 02 February 2023
Veteran naval petty officer and a former member of the Manchester City Ladies team took part in research at Portsmouth Enablement Centre
"I thank PHU and the respiratory team from the bottom of my heart for giving me the chance to be me again”.
"The research nurses are remarkably keen, they are all very friendly and you feel that you are part of a large family"
We believe every patient who enters our hospital should have the opportunity to take part in a clinical trial. We work closely with patients, universities, industry and others, using cutting edge science and technology to create real life tests and treatments that benefit patients more quickly.
We have a reputation for award-winning research and development. We pioneer new medical advances to benefit patients not only in our own hospital but internationally.
Over the past year, our teams have recruited 14,241 participants into clinical trials in 127 studies across 26 departments in the Trust, with more than 7,500 of those involved in COVID-19 to help advance global understanding of the virus.
The Trust is ranked as the highest recruiting large acute trust across the country and 11th of all Trusts.
PHU is also ranked 11th nationally for COVID trial recruitment with 5,410 patients into the Clinical Characterisation Protocol study, 2,492 into a home grown Stop-Covid19 study and 317 into the SIREN study.
Our vaccine studies have welcomed 238 patients and 609 patients were recruited into the RECOVERY trial, which tests a range of treatments for patients hospitalised with COVID-19.
PHU is the third highest recruiting site in the UK for the trial.
The majority of care patients receive in hospitals and from their local GPs has come about as a result of clinical research. This includes new medicines to cure and prevent illness, different tests used for diagnosis, and even the way services are organised and staff are trained.
Ultimately, high-quality clinical research means the NHS can improve future healthcare for everyone.
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust works in close collaboration with external partners to further Research and Innovation, including the University of Portsmouth, the National Institute for Health Research and the Wessex Clinical Research Network (CRN).
The Portsmouth Technologies Trials Unit (PTTU) also works in collaboration with clinical researchers, academics, patients and commercial partners to develop research studies relevant to our community. It specialises in working with commercial partners, including SMEs to develop research trials in new health care technologies and also has a broad portfolio of studies including observational studies and qualitative research. To find out more visit http://portsmouthtechnologiestrialsunit.org.uk/
We have a team of dedicated research office staff who are delighted to help with all relevant enquiries:
Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 02392 286236 (extension number - 7700 6236)
Post address: Research Office, 1st Floor, Lancaster Building, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Southwick Hill Road, Portsmouth, Hants, PO6 3LY
We use personally identifiable information to conduct research to improve health, care and services. As a public authority, we have to ensure that it is a task in the public interest when we use personally-identifiable information from people who have agreed to take part in research. Please review the HRA website for the general use of patient information in research: https://www.hra.nhs.uk/information-about-patients/
Health and care research should serve the public interest, which means that we have to demonstrate that our research serves the interests of society as a whole. We do this by following the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research.
If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data in a way that is not lawful you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Please contact us if you would like the contact details of the relevant Data Protection Officer.