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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.
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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
Retiree David was eager to “do his bit” to protect people against COVID-19.
The 85-year-old from Billinghurst in West Sussex volunteered as a participant in the Cov-Boost trial at the Portsmouth Research Hub, run by Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust.
David said: “When I heard about the booster study at Portsmouth I jumped at the opportunity!
“The impact the COVID-19 virus was only going to be limited primarily by the use of vaccines and that further research, including studies in humans, into the effectiveness of these vaccines was urgently needed.
“My experience as part of the trial was very positive. I am really glad I was part of this trial because I felt that I had made some small contribution to the development and use of Covid vaccines.”
David made 11 visits to the Portsmouth Research Hub, based at the John Pounds Centre in Portsea, during the course of the study.
He said: The clinical unit at the John Pounds Centre appeared to be well organised and well equipped and it was very clear that the staff had been well trained and knew exactly what they were doing.
“Any questions I had about the study and its procedures were answered either immediately or after consultation with a colleague. At all times I was kept informed of what was happening.”
The trial published its results in December 2021 and showed that six COVID-19 vaccines, were safe and boosted immunity for people who have had two doses of AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech.
Part of the study required David to complete electronic diary cards.
He explained: “I’m not very good with modern technology but the team fully explained it all to me and after a demonstration as well I felt totally confident about it.
“I found the ongoing level of quality control, to ensure all data had been correctly recorded, very reassuring.”
The retiree is now keen to encourage others to be part of research.
He added: “Clinical research is a major way to acquire and develop new information about the treatment of medical conditions by, for example, testing new drugs, vaccines, medical device and re-evaluating existing medical treatments.
“Such research relies on people volunteering to take part in clinical studies because without them medical research would disappear, and we would all be worse off.
“To anyone thinking about taking part in research I would say yes, do get involved and make sure clinical research continues for the benefit of us all.”
If you would like to get involved in research, please get in touch with our research team.
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