Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

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.

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Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

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.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

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.

Veighey, Kristin Dr

Last updated: 08 October 2019

Kristin Veighey


Consultant

Specialty:

Renal Medicine


Sub Specialty:


Main location

QAH/UHS


Key achievements

Kidney transplantation research
Dr Veighey’s main research has been in remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC), a safe and virtually cost-free intervention which can confer protection against ischaemia-reperfusion injury. This injury is the main process which leads to damage in common conditions such as heart attacks, stroke and during organ transplantation.
She was a key part of a team which completed a multicentre multinational study funded by the NIHR’s Efficiency and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) programme, REnal Protection Against Ischaemia Reperfusion in transplantation (REPAIR). This study demonstrated that RIPC can improve kidney function after transplantation. Follow up data suggests that this protection is prolonged – to date patients who have been preconditioned have 13% better kidney function at 5 years than those who have not. The study also demonstrated a reduction mortality and kidney transplant loss in those who underwent RIPC.
She has also performed mechanistic studies in healthy volunteers and patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), developing novel models and refining existing models of ischaemia reperfusion injury to enable us to test potentially protective interventions in a low risk way prior to clinical trials.
Collaborations
Dr Veighey remains involved with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Clinical Trials Unit and University College London in the follow up of the REPAIR patients and developing further studies in this area.
She is employed by Wessex Kidney Centre, based at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, on a part-time basis as a Consultant Nephrologist, although much of her clinical time in this capacity is spent at UHS. She is enthusiastic to develop this service is excited about the opportunities for further Wessex-wide collaboration that this provides.
Career
Dr Veighey started her training in Nephrology In London prior to completing a PhD in Nephrology and Clinical Pharmacology at UCL. She then transferred back to Wessex, and was appointed as a Consultant Nephrologist at the Wessex Kidney Unit in September 2016.

 

Contact information

PA: Miriam Correa x1012
Miriam.correa@porthosp.nhs.uk

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Queen Alexandra Hospital

Map: Queen Alexandra Hospital

Visiting suspended at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA)

 

Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 3LY

By Car


From the West

Follow the M27 and use exit 12 (Cosham).
At the traffic lights, follow the road straight ahead (Southampton Road) towards Cosham.
Turn left at the 2nd set of traffic lights. 
At the traffic lights take the exit road left into Sevenoaks Road and bear right into the hospital main entrance.
The multi-storey car park will be on the left. The north car park is clearly signposted.
 From the North

Follow the A3M south to Junction 5.
At the motorway roundabout take the 3rd exit marked for Drayton/Cosham.
Follow this road until you reach the roundabout (Cosham).
Proceed straight across into Southampton Road.
At the 1st set of traffic lights turn right into Sevenoaks Road and bear right into the hospital main entrance.
The multi-storey car park will be on the left. The north car park is clearly signposted. 
 From the East

Follow the A27 westbound until you reach the junction marked Cosham.
At the roundabout take the 3rd exit marked for A3 Cosham (Northern Road).
Follow this road until you reach a further roundabout (Cosham).
Proceed straight across remaining on A3 Northern Road.
At the next roundabout take the 1st exit into Southampton Road.
At the 1st set of traffic lights turn right into Sevenoaks Road and bear right into the hospital main entrance.
The multi-storey car park will be on the left. The north car park is clearly signposted.


By bicycle


Portsmouth City Council has provided interactive maps on their website for people wishing to cycle to Queen Alexandra Hospital as part of their My Journey campaign. These maps can be accessed here

Please note there are a few cycle paths which lead directly to the hospital, however the main routes to the hospital will be via the roads mentioned on the routes above (for cars).

Bicycle Racks


Members of the public riding their bicycle to Queen Alexandra Hospital can leave it in one of more than 100 spaces for bikes. The bike areas are situated in the multi-storey car park and outside the North Entrance, Emergency Department and the Paediatric Emergency Department. The bicycle racks can also be viewed here on a map of our hospital site.

Bicycles are left at the owner’s own risk.

 

By Public Transport


By Bus


Services run frequently from Portsmouth city centre and surrounding areas, with some buses stopping within the hospital grounds and may be displayed on timetables as ‘Queen Alexandra Hospital’. Other buses stop near the hospital and you should look for stops near ‘Cosham’ if possible.

Please note that you should contact Portsmouth City Council and the Transport Commissioner if you wish to make a comment about any bus route change.

By Train


The nearest train station is ‘Cosham’. This is approximately 10-15 minutes walk from Queen Alexandra Hospital however it is uphill and if you suffer from any condition where this may affect you we would recommend using a local taxi or bus (numbers 8 and 11A). For further information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or phone 08457 48 49 50.

Related departments and services

G level map

Renal & Transplantation (Wessex Kidney Centre)

The Wessex Kidney Centre (WKC) is centred at G Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. The WKC provides a comprehensive renal service to an adult population of approximately 2.2 million, covering the majority of Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and the adjacent parts of Wiltshire, West Sussex, Berkshire and Surrey. 

We are a regional renal and transplant centre, looking after over 1500 patients on renal replacement therapy (transplant, haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) and performing around 100 kidney transplants a year.

We are a highly skilled multidisciplinary team, with expertise across a range of subspecialties. This enables us to offer expertise, advanced treatments and the very best care for our kidney patients.

Our renal service consists of three main areas – nephrology (the study of the kidneys), transplantation, and dialysis, providing a service across a number of sites and working with commercial partners.

We also specialise in the care and treatment of patients with acute, chronic and end stage kidney disease and offer haemodialysis and haemodiafiltration, home therapies - peritoneal dialysis and home haemodialysis, acute therapies - plasma exchange and haemofiltration.

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