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Portsmouth Hospital University NHS Trust was established in 1992 and became operational in the year 1993 as one of the largest and most trusted acute hospitals in the country, treating over half a million patients each year. The facilities of the Trust include 1200 beds, 28 operating theatres, four CT scanners, two MRI scanners, a PET scanner, and an ultra-modern pathology laboratory. Portsmouth Hospital University NHS Trust has also earned Good rating for Effective, Caring, Responsive, Well-led and Overall by the Care Quality Commission, UK. 


PHU offers a wide range of diagnostic, inpatient and outpatient healthcare facilities through:

1.    Queen Alexandra Hospital:


Queen Alexandra Hospital, located in Cosham, Portsmouth, is the main hospital site of PHU. It is also famous for having the largest Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit in the country. The hospital has around 1000 beds and provides services including urgent and emergency care, medical care, surgery, critical care, gynaecology, maternity, services for young people and children, end of life care, diagnostics and outpatients.

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2.   Gosport War Memorial Hospital:

The hospital has a rich history of around a century. Currently, the hospital has a wide range of services for inpatient as well as outpatient, including integrated care, community mental health, health visiting, physiotherapy and a minor injuries unit for addressing cuts, grazes, sprains and strains, broken bones or fractures, bites and stings, infected wounds, etc. 

3.    Petersfield Community Hospital:


The hospital provides services such as general rehabilitation, palliative care, laurel assessment, physiotherapy, Minor Injuries Unit, Mental Health and therapy services.   

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4.    St Mary’s Hospital:


Portsmouth Hospital University NHS Trust provides the following services for the local community through St Mary's Hospital.
•    Dermatology
•    Portsmouth Enablement Centre
•    Pain Clinic
•    Portsmouth Maternity Centre
•    Minor Injuries Unit


Portsmouth is a great waterfront city situated within the South Hampshire/Solent region of the South East of England. Portsmouth is an island city as well as a port in the county of Hampshire, Southern England. It is located primarily on Portsea Island and is the United Kingdom's only island city, A densely populated city in England that has a history dating back to Roman times. Portsmouth is the only city in the United Kingdom whose population density exceeds that of London.

Portsmouth has been one of the main homes of the British Royal Navy since 1194 and continues to be an important seaport. Even the city’s nickname – Pompey – is thought to originate from old ship logs and navigational charts. Thus, giving the natives the name “The Pompey”

Portsmouth is technically the only island city in Britain. Thus, it has a distinct culture and atmosphere, particularly around the ports and docks although the city has expanded to the mainland.

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The public transportation in Portsmouth is a combination of a bus system called the COAST and a trolley system. The latter is generally used primarily for tour guide purposes. The former is the better option for actually navigating the city.

  • Ferries: Portsmouth Harbour has passenger-ferry links to Gosport and the Isle of Wight, with car-ferry service to the Isle of Wight nearby.

  • Buses: Local bus services are provided by Stagecoach South and First Hampshire & Dorset to the city and its surrounding towns. National Express service from Portsmouth operates primarily from the Hard Interchange to London Victoria station, Cornwall, Bradford, Birkenhead and Bristol.

  • Rails: Portsmouth has four railway stations on Portsea Island; Hilsea, Fratton, Portsmouth & Southsea, and Portsmouth Harbour, with a fifth station at Cosham in the northern mainland suburb of Cosham, Portsmouth.

  • Air: The nearest airport is Southampton Airport in the Borough of Eastleigh. Heathrow and Gatwick are 65 miles (105 km) and 75 miles (121 km) away, respectively.


In Portsmouth City, there are many different educational settings. There are a total of 63 schools in Portsmouth to meet the needs of a growing school-age population; out of this 48 are primary schools, and ten are secondary. There are four schools for children with special needs and one all-through school.
Portsmouth Grammar School, the city's oldest independent school was founded in 1732. Other independent schools include Portsmouth High School, Mayville High School and St John's College, a Catholic boarding school. The University of Portsmouth is a public university located in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England for higher education.

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Friends Having Fun


Though it's a small city, Portsmouth is definitely a happening place. From breweries to bars to live entertainment venues, there's always something happening in Portsmouth, like live music every night.
While you're in the city, make sure to pay a trip to the Historic Dockyard and take in both HMS Victory and the Mary Rose Museum. The Mary Rose was King Henry VIII's warship and was built in 1510.



•    Pay: Employees come under the standard NHS salary scheme. The formal weekly hours of all full-time NHS staff covered by            Agenda for Change are 37.5 hours, excluding meal breaks.
•    Annual Leave: The Trust offers a generous annual leave entitlement where typically most full-time staff will be entitled to 27 days        of annual leave plus bank holidays. 27 days will increase to 29 after 5 years of NHS service, and after 10 years of service,          this will increase to 33 days.
•    Relocation Expenses: The Trust offer financial assistance for newly appointed staff who, as a result of their appointment needs          to move their main domestic residence a reasonable distance, including staff appointed from overseas.
•    Occupational Sick Pay: Under the Agenda for Change, the trust offers sick pay from day one of service, a minimum of one-            month full pay and two months of half-pay, increasing with continuous service
•    Occupational Maternity Pay: The trust offers maternity pay over the normal statutory amount (dependent on eligibility)
•    NHS Pension Scheme: The NHS Pension Scheme is open to all NHS employees to save effectively for their retirement. Pension        contributions will come out of your salary, and you will see this on your pay slip.


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