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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.

Griffiths, Huw

Last updated: 08 October 2019

huw griffiths




Sub Specialty:

Coronary Stenting

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Key achievements

I qualified from St Thomas Hospital in 1992 where I was awarded a BSc in physiology and MB BS with double Honours. After house jobs at St Thomas and Greenwich, I worked at The Hammersmith as a medical SHO, Royal Brompton as an ITU/respiratory SHO, London Chest as a cardiology SHO and Guy’s as a renal SHO. I became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in February 1995 and entered registrar training in cardiology in May 1995. I completed a registrar rotation at St Mary’s, Hillingdon and Royal Brompton before spending 2 years in full time research.

I was awarded a BHF Research Fellowship in 1998. My MD research thesis involved excitation-contraction coupling in cardiac myocytes and was performed at the National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College. My current research interests include the evaluation of new intracoronary stents, the use of anti-thrombotic and lipid lowering drugs in patients with acute coronary syndrome and the role of stents in the treatment of heart failure.

My training in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) took place at the Royal Brompton Hospital I was awarded a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Cardiology and General Internal Medicine in 2002.
I have worked since 2004 as a consultant in Portsmouth where I set up the coronary angioplasty and stenting programme. This service has now developed into the largest 24/7 heart attack centre along the South Coast treating over 400 patients with ST elevation heart attacks per annum. My practice includes all aspects of general cardiology as well as my specialist interest in angioplasty.
I am a member of the British Cardiovascular Society and the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society. I was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2012. I hold a level 8 clinical excellence award and I am the clinical director of our department.

I am married with 2 daughters and 2 Labradors, I enjoy skiing, rugby and dog walks. I have sailed the Atlantic and participated in yacht racing in many parts of the world.

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02392 283650

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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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We provide a unified service with the Isle Of Wight Cardiac Department.

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