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.
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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: 02 August 2021
Trauma & orthopaedic surgery
Hand and wrist surgery
Mr Philip Sauvé is a NHS consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth where he combines a busy specialist elective hand and wrist surgery practice with general orthopaedic trauma. Philip undertakes most aspects of hand and wrist surgery performing up to date, evidenced-based procedures.
Procedures performed by Philip include carpal tunnel injections and releases, trigger finger injections and releases, surgery for small joint arthritis of the hand and wrist (including injections, joint replacements and fusions), Dupuytren’s contracture treatment (minimally invasive needle aponeurotomy and Xiapex injections and traditional fasciectomy surgery) as well as keyhole surgery of the wrist to treat ligament injuries and ganglions. Philip also specialises in the management of general hand and wrist trauma including distal radius, scaphoid and finger fractures.
Philip is currently involved with several research projects and also collaborates with the University of Portsmouth. His research has been presented at local, regional and international meetings and published in peer review medical journals. Recent research has looked at the use of implants to treat thumb base osteoarthritis as well as comparing injections and surgery to treat Dupuytren’s contracture of the hand. Philip also contributes to the hip fracture research undertaken at QAH.
Philip graduated as a doctor from Imperial College, School of Medicine at St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London in 1998. He undertook higher surgical training in trauma and orthopaedic surgery locally in Hampshire and Dorset and undertook fellowship training at The Hand Unit, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital in London and then at the prestigious Pulvertaft Hand Centre, Derby, Awarded the Educational Prize and a Travelling Fellowship by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH). Philip visited clinics in France on a wrist arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) tour arranged by the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society (EWAS).
The department deals with all types of Orthopaedic conditions as well as fractures and a wide range of traumatic injuries.