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Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of acute services at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is a large district general hospital providing comprehensive acute and specialist services. We are the largest non-teaching hospital trust in England, with an annual turnover of close to £550m, employing over 7,000 members of staff.

Our main site is the Queen Alexandra Hospital located in Portsmouth and our staff  and over 600 volunteers work across Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. We serve a population of around 675,000 Portsmouth and south east Hampshire residents.

Queen Alexandra Hospital has:

  • 1,200 beds, including cots
  • 28 theatres - with four dedicated endo theatres
  • Four state of the art linear accelerators
  • Two purpose built interventional radiology suites, two MRI scanners, three CT scanners and a PET scanner
  • State of the art pathology laboratory
  • Superb critical care facilities

The 'Emergency Department' at Queen Alexandra Hospital is one of the busiest in the UK and sees an average of 385 patients every day (that's 16 every hour). In just one year the department saw more than 144,000 patients and dealt with over 59,000 emergency admissions.

In the same year we had over 67,000 planned admissions. saw over 516,000 outpatients, carried out more than 57,000 day case operations and more than 5,500 babies were born at our hospital.

Our 'Acute Medical Unit' (AMU) and 'Surgical Assessment Unit' (SAU) provide rapid diagnostic assessment for patients admitted as emergencies. These can then be directed to the clinical areas most appropriate for their condition.

The Trust is also home to the Wessex Renal and Transplant Unit and it holds prestigious Cancer Beacon Status for the Head and Neck Cancer Services.

The Trust hosts the largest of one of five Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit (MDHU) in England. The Unit treats members of the armed forces and their families from all corners of the United Kingdom. The Trust also trains a range of military clinicians, from all three of the armed forces, who are regularly deployed to bases across the world. Military staff now account for 5% of the total workforce and the Trust has responsibility to ensure the staff have exposure to the appropriate clinical experience required during their times of deployment throughout the world.

Although not a University Hospital allied to a Medical School, nevertheless the Trust is a major provider of under-graduate and post-graduate education working with three universities (Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth). The Trust also has a significant reputation in relation to research and development.

Employee of the Month

We have an Employee of the Month scheme at the hospital. The scheme aims to recognise and reward employees who have made substantial contributions to the quality of care provided to patients or have delivered exceptional levels of work performance whilst demonstrating the core values of the Trust.

The core values of the trust are:

  • Working together...
  • for patients 
  • with compassion 
  • as one team
  • always improving

All Trust staff, volunteers, honorary contract holders, clinical commissioning group staff  and other staff working on PHT sites are eligible to be nominated for an Employee of the Month Award

Follow this link here for our Employee of the Month winners

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Last updated - 29 August 2018
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Cosham, Portsmouth
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