Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

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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…

Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


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.

Car Parking

Last updated: 17 September 2021

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Car parking rates

Patients and visitors who need to attend the hospital or visit relatives over a longer period of time can still benefit from a reduced parking charge rate. This is at the discretion of the ward or clinic sister.

Queen Alexandra Hospital parking charges as of May 2019:

Up to 1.5h     £2.00

Up to 2.5h     £3.20

Up to 3.5h     £4.60

Up to 4.5h     £5.70

Up to 6h       £8.20

Up to 8h       £10.70

Up to 12h     £12.50

12-24h         £18.20

Patients and visitors using either the main or north car parks on the Queen Alexandra Hospital site are entitled to 15 minutes free parking on arrival. After this time the above car parking rates apply.

Parking spaces are situated in the multi storey car park near to the Main Entrance and by the East Entrance. The multi storey car park is accessible via Sevenoaks Road off Southampton Road (A27). The car parking spaces near the East Entrance are accessible via Southwick Hill Road

Please be aware that automatic number plate recognition is in operation in our car parks.

Main entrance car park

(multi-storey - split for both public and staff parking)
Follow H signage for Queen Alexandra Hospital main entrance, then follow signs to the main entrance car park.

North car park

We have been working on significant improvements to the Queen Alexandra site, with the next planned stage being the construction of our new multi storey car park for patients and visitors.

This means that, from 24 September, we will be closing the North Car Park until Spring 2022. In addition, the entrance to the Rehab Building, next to the North Car Park, will also close for the duration of the work.

This will mean a number of planned changes for patients and visitors parking, which are explained here.

We thank you for bearing with us throughout these works which ensure we can continue to deliver high quality services in efficient, well-maintained and well-designed buildings.

Disabled parking

There are disabled parking spaces at Queen Alexandra Hospital situated in the multi-storey car park near the Main Entrance as well as by the North Entrance, Emergency Department and East Entrance.  All Blue Badge Holders will have access to free parking, if they are using the marked disabled bays.

  • If you have parked in the multi-storey car park please leave your clock in your car and when you are leaving the hospital visit the main reception and show the receptionist your blue badge and parking ticket and they will adjust this so that no payment will be required.
  • If you have parked in a Disabled Pay & Display space, you can have up to 3 hours free parking by displaying your blue badge and clock in your car.  Please read the signage on the parking meters for information about the requirements for your vehicle. It is your responsibility to register your vehicle when this is required.
  • If you have parked in a Pay & Display space that is not reserved for Blue Badge Holders, you will need to pay the full price for your ticket.  You will not be exempt from payment unless using the marked Disabled Bays.

Portsmouth City Council is responsible for the issue of all blue badges in Portsmouth, which covers all postcodes between PO1 and PO6. If you live outside of this area, for example in Waterlooville, Fareham or Gosport, you will need to contact Hampshire County Council to apply for a Blue Badge.

The blue badge scheme provides a national range of parking concessions for disabled people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport.

It is designed to help severely disabled people to travel independently, as either a driver or passenger, by allowing them to park close to their destination.

For more details about the blue badge scheme or to apply for a blue badge visit the Portsmouth City Council website.

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