Postsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Portsmouth Queen Alexandra Hospital
  • The Trust’s vision is “To be recognised as a world-class hospital, leading the field through innovative healthcare solutions focused on the best outcome for our patients delivered in a safe, caring and inspiring environment.” The Trust provides a range of acute and specialist healthcare services to over half a million patients each year. Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of acute services at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

The Queen Alexandra Hospital has1,200 beds, including cots,28 theatres with four dedicated endo theatres, four linear accelerators, two purpose built interventional radiology suites, two MRI scanners, three CT scanners and a PET scanner. There are also pathology laboratory and critical care facilities.

There are 5,600 full time equivalent staff including Ministry of Defence employees, who are fully integrated into the activities of the hospital. Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust is the second largest employer in the area.

The ‘Emergency Department’ at Queen Alexandra Hospital is one of the busiest in the UK treating in excess of 132,000 patients each year. Similarly maternity services are responsible for the delivery of around 6,300 births per year, making it one of the largest maternity services on the south coast.

The ‘Medical Assessment Unit’ (MAU) 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{79f878acaa41f375dcd804cc8c058b5459a5482f20a3b9f87269b26c8734749b} 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.

Further information on the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trustcan be found at: http://www.porthosp.nhs.uk/

Portsmouth Pathology

Portsmouth Pathology is one of the largest services in the country and reports on around 1.9 million requests per year with around 300 staff employed.  The service is centralised in a new purpose-built Pathology Centre at Queen Alexandra Hospital where there has been heavy investment in automation and new technology. They perform over 600 different tests on-site and can arrange for other specialised tests to be performed elsewhere

Portsmouth Pathology are determined to provide a responsive service to patients and clinicians and are concentrating on improving customer focus and in adding value to everything they do.

Further information on Portsmouth Pathology can be found at: http://www.porthosp.nhs.uk/portsmouth-pathology.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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