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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 04 November 2019
Without patients and members of the public giving up their time to participate, clinical research would not exist.
Recruiting more patients and volunteers for research projects gives us a better chance of finding solid, reliable data from our clinical trials, which can then be used to improve treatment in hospitals and communities all across the UK, and often internationally.
Clinical trials are a particular type of research which normally compare one treatment to another. They are the most accurate method that scientists have of testing what works best - and there are thousands of trials being carried out each year in a huge range of clinical areas within both the NHS and private industry.
If you are interested or would like to take part in a clinical trial, there are different ways of finding a study that you may be eligible for:
Ask Your GP - It's OK to ask!
If you have a condition that means you make regular hospital visits, then ask your GP or clinician about clinical research
If you’re interested in taking part in clinical research, or would like to get in touch for any other reason, please contact us at email@example.com
NIHR (National Institute of Health Research):
Search for clinical trials in the UK by condition and location. https://www.nihr.ac.uk/patients-carers-and-the-public/i-want-to-take-part-in-a-study.htm .
You don't even need to take part in a clinical trial to become involved in clinical research. For example you could:
If you are interested in finding out more about any of these please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org