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: 14 June 2022
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|NIHR - YouTube||Various video resources||https://www.youtube.com/user/NIHRtv|
|Research Design Service||Essential guide to grant applications||https://www.rds-sc.nihr.ac.uk/workshops-events/essential-guide-grant-applications/|
|Research Design Service - online workshop||NIHR Programme workshop, writing a funding proposal, Clinical Trials Units, Patient and Public Involvement, Fellowships, public health research||https://www.rds-se.nihr.ac.uk/outreach-and-events/|
|NIHR Clinical Trials Toolkit - Route Map||All areas from development to archiving|
|Integrated Research Application System
||How to complete an IRAS application|
|MRC Regulatory Support Learning Management System||Research governance and legislation|
|MRC - workshops||Designing research, research methods, CI training||http://methodologyhubs.mrc.ac.uk/workshops/|
|MRC - courses||Designing research, statistics, outcomes||http://methodologyhubs.mrc.ac.uk/resources/training-courses/short-courses-methodology/|
|HRA podcast series||Study design, clinical trial regulations||https://soundcloud.com/user-484575643|
|INVOLVE||Involving public in research||https://www.invo.org.uk/resource-centre/learning-and-development/|
|FutureLearn||Improving healthcare through clinical research||https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/clinical-research|
|University of Southampton||Research methods||https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsTeSHxNNZbxfqfcCoOG34Y8BPWk1jKLL|
|EDGE webinars||Using EDGE||https://edgeclinical.com/edge-webinars|
|MHRA Forum - GCP||Various||https://forums.mhra.gov.uk/forumdisplay.php?1-Good-Clinical-Practice-(GCP)|
(National Centre for Research Methods)
|How to write well for your audience||https://www.gov.uk/guidance/content-design/writing-for-gov-uk|
Health Research Authority (HRA)
|Planning research and applying for HRA approval
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
|Applying for MHRA authorisation for a clinical trial||https://www.gov.uk/guidance/clinical-trials-for-medicines-apply-for-authorisation-in-the-uk|
Research Ethics Committee (REC)
|REC meeting dates||https://www.hra.nhs.uk/about-us/committees-and-services/res-and-recs/search-research-ethics-committees/|
Integrated Research Application system (IRAs)
|IRAS application platform||https://www.myresearchproject.org.uk/|
HRA decision tools
|Consent and participation guidance||http://www.hra-decisiontools.org.uk/consent/|
National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)
|Criteria for NIHR portfolio eligibility adoption||https://www.nihr.ac.uk/researchers/collaborations-services-and-support-for-your-research/run-your-study/crn-portfolio.htm|
|Clinicaltrials.gov||Registering a study on clinicaltrials.gov||https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/manage-recs/submit-study|
International Standard Registered Clinical Study Number (ISRCTN)
|Registering a study on ISRCTN||https://www.isrctn.com/|
|Wessex local clinical research network||https://local.nihr.ac.uk/lcrn/wessex/|
|Local Portfolio Management System||https://www.edge.nhs.uk|
UKCRC Tissue Directory
|Directory of tissue sample banks||https://directory.biobankinguk.org/|