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.
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: 31 January 2022
Clinical research help us understand how to treat a particular illness and can help improve treatments, care and medicine and develop new ones.
It can also help us to diagnose diseases and conditions earlier or more accurately. and prevent people from developing diseases and conditions.
Clinical research trials and studies are part of everyday work in the NHS and you might not know it, but most care that patients receive in hospitals and GP practices is the result of research.
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.
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.
The research may benefit you, or others like you, in the future.
Without patients and members of the public giving up their time to participate, clinical research would not exist.
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:
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