QA Hospital : Care Quality Commission Inspection Report – out today – Overall Rating ‘Good’

The Care Quality Commission’s Report of the Inspection that they carried out in October 2019 has been published today, 4 out of 5 categories were rated as ‘Good’.

Here is the full Inspection Report

Chief Executive of Portsmouth Hospitals Trust which runs QA Hospital issued a letter to welcome the report and praise the staff for the improvements made

Here is the letter

29 January, 2020|

Access to back gate of St James’s Hospital – announcement from NHS Property Services

Further to the problems that people have reported recently on access to the rear of St James’ Hospital we have received the following notice via Solent NHS that NHS Property Services issued last week:

Access to St. James Hospital site

There have been a series of significant attempts to remove lead from buildings on the St. James site in recent days.

The Police have advised NHS Property Services that to make the buildings secure and the site safe for colleagues, it is necessary to secure access to the site. Temporary Harris fencing is now in place on site and a manned gate at the main entrance is now in operation, between 6am and 8pm.

The pedestrian access at the rear is available between 6am and 8pm.

We would advise colleagues and all visitors accessing The Limes, The Orchards and Falcon House to access the site via Orchards Drive but to be aware of potholes; these will be filled shortly.

The situation will be monitored over the coming days and will be reviewed.  If you have any concerns, please email

Please also be aware that Portsmouth City Council will be carrying out traffic calming works along Locksway Road from 20 January, for two weeks. […]

24 January, 2020|

Parent of a disabled child or children facing barriers to access physical activity?

Sense and the ukactive Research Institute are working together to find out how families with a child with complex disabilities take part in physical activity.  Sense and UK active Research Institute want to know what motivates but what challenges families with disabled children face when accessing sport and physical activity. An online survey is open until Sunday 15th March.

After the responses have been analysed Sense will establish a national activity programme for disabled children and evaluate the impact of it on the child and the wider family.

Sense home page

ukactive Research Institute home page

24 January, 2020|

Carers Discovery Events – February – in the north and south of the city

Portsmouth Carers Centre is hosting two events in February to find out from carers what they think about health and care services in the city.

Portsmouth Hospitals Trust, Solent NHS Trust and Healthwatch Portsmouth will be there to hear your views

Tuesday 11th February event 10am  – 2 pm is at Cosham Baptist Church
Friday 21st February event 10 am – 2pm is at Portsmouth Central Library

For more details and to sign up to attend click on this link http://Carers Discovery Events in February flyer

23 January, 2020|

Autism Hampshire Drop-in event 15th January

Autism Hampshire is hosting a drop-in event in Cosham on Wednesday 15th January 2020  from 10am

click on link for more info

January 2020 Update 

There will be an Autism Showcase Event on Friday 12th June at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.  More information will be available closer to the time but there will be information stalls, short talks from autistic people and representatives from groups in other areas who have developed new ways to support autistic adults.

For more information about possible project ideas to support adults with autism click here.                         http://autism project funding ideas Jan 2020

Why not give feedback by 7th February to say which ones you’d prefer to see funded?                                contact:

3 January, 2020|