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For Visitors

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 Times and information about visiting patients

Please see our 'Visiting Times' page for more information about the local visiting times and for some general information about visiting patients.

Car Parking

If you are arriving by car please only use the visitors' car parking areas which are accessible from Southampton Road (A27) and clearly signposted. To find out more about where to park your car click here and click on either Queen Alexandra Hospital or St Mary's Hospital.


For those who need wheelchairs they are available at various locations around the hospital including the main and north entrances and in the multi-story car park. Patients have to insert a pound coin to release the wheelchair from a 'train' of other wheelchairs. 

You will be able to reclaim that pound coin when you return the wheelchair to the 'train', thus there is no charge to use them.


We would like to politely remind all visitors that the grounds of Queen Alexandra Hospital are no smoking. There are smoking shelters that can be used. Please respect the other visitors and patients  by not smoking outside of the entrances or underneath windows. There are wards and offices that will have their windows open and smoke drifts into them. For more information including contact details to help you stop, please click here

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Last updated - 30 August 2018
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