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A stay in hospital can be a daunting time for anyone whether it is for a short or long time. But having someone with you can help you recover and make you feel more at ease.

Keeping in contact with friends and family is important to patients. It is recognised that a balance is needed between maintaining that contact and allowing for rest and recuperation. In response to feedback from patients, families and carers wards and departments have local guidelines about visiting times so please do check before visiting. 

Visiting suspended at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA)


At Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care.

We are here for our local population of about 675,000 residents across Portsmouth and south east Hampshire and care for many people beyond, including providing some tertiary services to a catchment area of more than 2m people.

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.

Di Donato, Nadine

Last updated: 08 October 2019

nadine doi donato




Sub Specialty:

Laparoscopic surgeon

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Key achievements

About me

Miss. Nadine Di Donato, Consultant Gynaecology and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Southern Endometriosis Centre, Portsmouth, United Kingdom. Nadine has completed her specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University of Bologna, which is the oldest university in the world, known as the highest-learning and degree-awarding institute. She has focused her career in advanced laparoscopy and endometriosis for more than 10 years. In the last 4 years, she has worked in British Society Gynaecology Endoscopy centres, St Peter Hospital Chertsey and Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth.

She has an excellent academic record with strong independent research skills resulting in peer-reviewed published work. She has published numerous articles in endometriosis and benign gynaecology. She is member of the British Society Gynaecology Endoscopy and invited faculty at several national and international conferences.
Areas of interest
Nadine specialised in advanced surgery for benign gynaecological conditions and in particular in endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain.

All gynaecological conditions:

- Endometriosis
- Pelvic pain
- Fibroids
- Adenomyosis
- Heavy bleeding
- Post menopausal bleeding
- Menopause
- Dyspareunia
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic inflammatory disease


• M.B.B.S Faculty of Medicine, University of Bologna (Excellent with the degree of honour) University of Bologna 2009
• Board of the Surgeon Doctors of Bologna, Italy Bologna, Italy 2010
• Completion of Specialist Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (CCT - Bologna Deanery) with recognised competence in Ultrasound scanning University O&G Bologna 2015
• ATSM - Advanced Training Skills Modules: Benign abdominal surgery: open and laparoscopic RCOG 2016
• ATSM - Advanced Training Skills Modules: The advanced labour ward practice RCOG 2016
• ATSM - Advanced Training Skills Modules The acute gynaecology and early pregnancy RCOG 2017
• Education Supervisor Health Education England 2018

Awards received

May 2019 Newport - BSGE Award
July 2018 Edinburgh - BSGE Award
June 2017 Rome BSGE Award
May 2017 Hull - 3 x BSGE Award
2015 SIEOG Award Best Researcher Endometriosis - Italian Society of Gynaecological Ultrasound
2014 Award “Schiassi” - Honour Researcher - Bologna
2009 Award “Amici di Giacomo” Honour Researcher - Bologna
2007 Award Prof. Vittorio Ronca Honour Researcher


Contact information

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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 or phone 08457 48 49 50.

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Gynaecology Outpatients

This department covers colposcopy, hysteroscopy, gynae oncology, urogynae, endometriosis, gynae consultations and PMB.

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