We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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
St Marys Hospital, Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
(details of any notable research interests, awards, service improvements etc) I graduated in medicine from the University of Edinburgh and University of St Andrews in 2005. I first started in dermatology in 2007 in Portsmouth Hospitals Trust dermatology department. I completed my dermatology training in May 2016 on the Wessex rotation. I now work in one of the busiest dermatology departments on the South Coast.
I have interests and Speciality training in all aspects of dermatology including: General dermatology (eczema, psoriasis, acne, vitiligo, itchy skin, urticaria, infections), skin lesions (moles, cysts, warts, skin tags and blemishes), sun damage and treatments, photodynamic therapy and skin cancer treatments, including surgical management of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers (including basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma).
I have performed thousands of primary and re-excisions from all areas of the body in the management of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. In my NHS position I do twice weekly surgical lists with on average 20+ procedures performed each week. The goal is always treatment of the skin cancer with utmost consideration to preserving the cosmetic profile.
I am married to a local General Practitioner and have a young family at the local Church of England School. At the weekends we enjoy all outdoor pursuits and in the summer our favorite holiday destination is the North Cornwall coast for walking, surfing and occasional fishing and cooking.
Member of the Royal College of Physicians London.
Member of the British Association of Dermatologists.
Member of the British Society for Medical Dermatology.
Member of the British Society for Surgical Dermatology.
Member of the British Medical Association.
eczema; psoriasis; acne; rosacea; vitiligo; itchy skin; urticaria; infections; blackheads; greasy skin; hair disorders; hair loss; alopecia; nail problems; fungal nail; cysts; redness; dermatitis; allergy; roaccutane;
Skin lesions; moles; cysts; warts; skin tags; blemishes; age spots; basal cell carcinoma; rodent ulcer; squamous cell carcinoma; melanoma; bowens disease
Sun damage; treatments; phototherapy; skin cancer treatments; mole mapping; oncology;
Surgery; melanoma; non-melanoma skin cancers; basal cell; rodent; squamous cell carcinoma; benign lesions; bowens disease;
Lauren Coyne St Marys Hospital
The department of Dermatology receives referrals for skin diseases, from long term conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema, to skin cancers. Treatments vary considerably, form prescription medicines , dressing, day treatments and specialised light therapies given within the department, to tablet medications, newer biological agents and admission to hospital if required.
Some forms of skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma require surgical treatments. These range from small biopsies to large excisions and the more complex Mohs micrographic surgery.