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.
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: 08 October 2019
Nadine Di Donato
Laparoscopic surgeon and lead for endometriosis service
Queen Alexandra Hospital
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 four years, she has worked in British Society Gynaecology Endoscopy centres, St Peter Hospital Chertsey and Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA).
Nadine is the lead of the endometriosis service at QA and the lead for complex benign surgery.
She has also been appointed as senior council member of the British Society Gynaecology Endoscopy (BSGE). This is a very important role which will allow Portsmouth to be known nationally and internationally and participating in updating guidelines and helping in maintaining the highest level of care.
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:
Sharon Phillips, secretary
This department covers colposcopy, hysteroscopy, gynae oncology, urogynae, endometriosis, gynae consultations and PMB.