Academic Department of Critical Care

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK

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Welcome to the website for the Academic Department of Critical Care at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

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Contact number

East side - 023 9228 6852 or 023 9228 6853
West side - 023 9228 6035 or 023 9228 6385

We are one of the largest Intensive Care Units (ICU) in the UK, admitting around 1500 patients every year and providing a service for approaching one million people. Our new state of the art unit was built in 2009. It offers a purpose designed, high quality 24 bed intensive care unit. We have a large team (over 140 staff) of experienced doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers, pharmacists and other allied health professionals.

The Department of Critical Care at Queen Alexandra Hospital provides all level 2 (HDU) and level 3 (Intensive care) facilities within Portsmouth.

We have 15 intensive care consultants who are available 24 hours a day every day of the year.

We submit data to the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC). This includes our unit case mix, length of ICU and hospital stay, infection rates and mortality.

This website provides information for patients, relatives and health care professionals. We hope you find this site useful and welcome feedback.

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CQC Rating for Critical Care 05/10/2018. We were rated outstanding in all 6 domains and overall outstanding. Full report available here

This web site is intended to provide information on the Critical Care Department  at Queen Alexandra Hospital and access to the department guideline is available for healthcare professionals. The organisation requires that any changes intended on those guidelines are communicated to the department and excludes any responsibility for the use of those guidelines by any Trust personnel or third parties. All reasonable measures have been taken to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information. However, the department may change, delete, add to or otherwise amend information contained in this website. While the Department has taken care to provide accurate information, this website  is a general guide and is not a substitute for clinical advice. This website has been prepared carefully and in good faith, the Department  is not liable for any errors, costs or losses arising from use of this website or the information contained herein

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