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Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

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.

Read more information about restrictions…


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

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.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

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.

Read more information about restrictions…


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

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.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

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.

Blood Testing

Last updated: 22 April 2020

Changes to routine blood tests at QA

 

Phlebotomy (blood testing) service

The way blood taking services are provided across the Fareham and Gosport area has changed to help ensure more patients can have appointments at a convenient time.

If you live in Fareham or Gosport and your hospital consultant has asked you to go for a blood test you can no longer have blood taken at your GP practice, following changes that came into effect on 1 October 2018.

Instead there is a choice of other clinics available, depending on where you live:

  • Queen Alexandra Hospital: This is a walk-in service.  Clinic times are Monday-Friday 07.45 - 16.45
  • St Mary’s Hospital, Milton, Portsmouth: This is an appointment only service. Please call 0300 123 6612 to make an appointment. The phone line is open Monday-Friday 07:00-19:00 and Saturday / Sunday 09:00-17:00. Clinic times are Monday, Wednesday & Friday 07:00-14:25. Tues and Thurs 07.00 - 13.30
  • Fareham Community Hospital: This is an appointment only service. Please phone 02392 681 755 for an appointment. The phone line is open Monday -Friday 0800- 16:00. Clinic times are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 08:00-12:30
  • Gosport War Memorial Hospital: This is an appointment only service. Please phone 02392 681755 for an appointment. The phone line is open Monday -Friday 08:00-15:00. Clinic times are Monday-Wednesday 08:00-14:15 and Friday 08:00-12:00
  • Petersfield Community Hospital: This is a walk-in service. Clinic times are Monday and Tuesday 07:00-12:00.

The domiciliary service, which provides blood taking at home will continue although this is provided by Solent NHS Trust in the Portsmouth area.

 

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