QA Hospital running virtual events to discuss their plans for new Emergency Department

Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust which is responsible for the services provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham is running a couple of patient engagement virtual events:

Thursday 27th January – 7pm to 8pm

Tuesday 1st February – 12.30 to 1.30pm

The aim of the events is to meet the team behind the new development, provide more information on our new ED and our ambition for the department. The team are keen to hear what improvements patients and the community would like to see and how they can continue to stay in touch and engage during the development of the new department.

Just click on the link at the time of the meeting to join the online event.


21 January, 2022|

Access to join waiting list for routine NHS dental appointment – surgery in Gosport

Update 21.1.22

With the ongoing problems of finding an NHS dentist appointment in Portsmouth this winter we have researched where in the local area someone could book an NHS dental appointment.  We have found that the surgery below is taking new patients (onto a waiting list for a routine appointment)

Gosport Smile Dental Care

South Cliff Dental Group, Gosport, 7 Brockhurst Road, Gosport, Hants, Hampshire, PO12 3AJ

023 9258 1755

This dentist is:

  • accepting children (under 18)
  • accepting adults (18 and over) onto a waiting list (10 month)
  • accepting adults entitled to free dental care
  • not accepting any urgent treatment and are recommending using the Walk-in Centre in Gosport
21 January, 2022|

Phased Lifting of Plan B COVID-19 Restrictions, from 20th Jan onwards

The government has announced that the measures put in place under Plan B in England will be lifted.

This means:

  • The government is no longer asking people to work from home if they can. People should now talk to their employers to agree arrangements to return to the office.
  • From 20 January: Face coverings will no longer be advised for staff and pupils in secondary school and college classrooms.
  • From 27 January: Face coverings will no longer be advised for staff and pupils in communal areas of secondary schools, nor for staff in communal areas of primaries.
  • From 27 January: There is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering. The government suggests that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet.
  • From 27 January: Venues and events will no longer be required by law to check visitors’ NHS COVID Pass. The NHS COVID Pass can still be used on a voluntary basis.

The Government guidance will be updated shortly to include more information on these changes.

See this link for the most recently issued Government guidance

21 January, 2022|

New Cosham Dental Practice reported to be opening in February 2022

Breaking news 20.01.22

Healthwatch Portsmouth have heard today from NHS England that the long awaited new dental practice in Cosham that should have opened in April 2021 is expected to open in February.

We will post more details about the opening date and contact details for patients to use here.


20 January, 2022|

COVID Booster jabs – more sites added for end January drop-ins

Update 20.01.22

All offer first, second and booster vaccinations.

  • St James’ Hospital (Hamble House, Nelson Drive, off Edenbridge Road, Southsea, PO4 8LD)
    • Monday to Sunday, seven days per week
    • 8am – 8pm
    • Over 12s
  • Laly’s Pharmacy (1 Guildhall Walk, PO1 2RY)
    • Monday – Saturday, 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 6pm
    • Sunday, 10am – 2pm
    • Moderna and Pfizer vaccines only
    • Over 16s
  • Queen Alexandra Hospital (Cosham, PO6 3LY)
    • Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 January
    • Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 January
    • 7.15am – 2.45pm
  • Southsea Medical Centre (Carlisle Road, Southsea, PO5 1AT)
    • Thursday 20 and Friday 21 January, 5 – 7.30pm
    • Over 12s
  • The University Surgery (Nuffield Centre, St Michael’s Road, PO1 2BH)
    • Saturday 22 January
    • 10am-1.30pm
    • Over 12s
  • Chinese Association (Kingston Road, PO2 7LR)
    • Sunday 23 January
    • 10am – 4pm
    • Over 12s
  • Cosham Fire Station (Wayte Street, Cosham, PO6 3BS)
    • Thursday 27 January
    • 1 – 8pm
    • Over 12s
20 January, 2022|