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: 29 September 2021
We have a volunteer team of dedicated Patient Research Ambassadors (PRAs) who support our research across the Trust and in our local community.
Our PRAs may have a passion for research for a specific condition where they have experience as a patient or carer. They may work with a particular department in the hospital to inform more patients about research into a condition, or with staff to help improve ways in which we make our research available to patients who may wish to take part.
PRAs meet with researchers and clinicians to hear about the studies they want to do. At these monthly meetings PRAs give their advice and ask questions about the study, having the patient perspective in how studies are designed and delivered makes research more effective, because we’ve taken account of how patients and carers feel about the treatment they might be having.
PRAs help increase understanding of research opportunities available at the hospital, by telling patients and carers about why it might be good to get involved in research.
We currently have two groups running, one for adults and one for young people. If you’re interested in knowing more about becoming a PRA, please email Sharon Court, our patient and public involvement facilitator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hear from PRA Bill Ware about life as a PRA:
Please tell us a little bit about yourself
I'm William (Bill) Ware. I retired from research, science and engineering in December 2007. My work experience 45 years covered twelve disciplines. My motivation to volunteer comes from the need to interact with people and offer my skills and knowledge that could be used by other people.
What made you decide to become a Patient Research Ambassador?
My research experience. As well as this my parents and a friend experienced clinical conditions...such as Alzheimer’s, respiratory and brain tumour respectively.
Why do you think NHS research is important?
We all need to invest in our own and other people’s well being.
What activities have you been involved with?
I have been involved with a number of meetings and conferences related to clinical research. I've also completed a clinical ethics course and become more involved with e Health.
What would you say to others who are considering getting involved in research?
Become involved in clinical research as a patient, carer or researcher and use your life experiences. It is the most rewarding experience that you can have!
If you’re interested in becoming a Patient Research Ambassador, or would like to get in touch for any other reason, please contact us at email@example.com’