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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.

Giffen, Michael

Last updated: 08 October 2019

Michael Giffen

Michael Giffen



Oral Surgery

Sub Specialty:

Paediatric oral surgery - orthodontic interface treatment planning and surgery

Facial pain especially trigeminal neuralgia

Providing comprehensive dental treatment to patient with severe learning disabilities under general anaesthesia.

Managing oral surgery care for patients with learning difficulties, dementia and the medically compromised

Diagnosis and multidisciplinary management of mucocutaneous diseases with a particular emphasis on the immunobullous disorders and lichen planus.
Main location (QAH or other location) Queen Alexandra Hospital
Key achievements (details of any notable research interests, awards, service improvements etc) Development of secondary care Special Care Dentistry service

Senior college clinical educator for RCPS Glasgow


Contact information

02392286000 secretary Ms Hannah Dunleavy

Related departments and services

D level

Oral and Maxillo Facial Unit

Outpatient consultations following GP referral and subsequent treatment if appropriate.

Services include:

  • Orthodontics
  • Oral Surgery
  • Maxillo Facial Surgery
  • Restorative Dentistry


Who's who: Consultant

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