Getting to know: Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is the largest non-teaching hospital trust in England. With strong local ties and serving around 675,000 residents in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire, the Portsmouth team pride themselves on providing comprehensive acute and specialist services.

Bank Partners is excited to be supporting them by running the Portsmouth Hospitals Staff Bank. We know that healthcare professionals’ time is valuable and we aim to provide a supportive team, to assist them in the amazing work they do by offering flexible working opportunities.

Find out more about joining the Portsmouth Hospitals Staff Bank here.

Where is it?

Portsmouth has a proud naval and maritime heritage. The hospital is set in a sociable and vibrant area on the south coast and it has a well-deserved reputation for offering the best of both worlds, with a great place to both live and work, with fantastic career opportunities available.

What are the transport options?

Queen Alexandra Hospital

  • Rail
  • If you are coming to Queen Alexandra Hospital by train the nearest station is Cosham. This is approximately 10-15 minutes walk from Queen Alexandra Hospital however you can get the 8 or 11A buses from the station to the hospital.

  • Buses
  • Services run frequently from Portsmouth city centre and surrounding areas, with some buses stopping within the hospital grounds and may be displayed on timetables as ‘Queen Alexandra Hospital’.

    Other buses also stop near the hospital and you should look for stops near Cosham if possible.

    The hospital is served by the following bus routes:

    2, 3, 8, 11A, 18, 20, 38, SD4, SD5

    Bus timetables are subject to change, for more information click here.

  • Roads and parking
  • Queen Alexandra Hospital is located just on the slopes of Portsdown Hill and overlooks Portsmouth. It is conveniently situated for both the M27 and the A3M.

    Car parking at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth can be very difficult at busy times of the day, so public transport is recommended.

  • Local life
  • Portsmouth offers a fantastic range of local opportunities. There a plenty of great places to eat all set on miles of beautiful waterfront. With popular events and festivals throughout the year, unique shopping destinations and great water sports opportunities, there is something for everyone.

    Things to do with your downtime in the local area include:

  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
  • Portsmouth is the perfect place to find out more about the country’s maritime heritage, including Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory, Britain’s only remaining Second World War submarine and HMS Warrior 1860, Britain’s first iron-hulled, armoured battleship Britain's modern frigates, destroyers and aircraft carriers including HMS Queen Elizabeth.

  • Emirates Spinnaker Tower
  • Portsmouth is home to an impressive 170-metre (560 ft) landmark observation tower which affords visitors the south coast’s most spectacular view over Portsmouth Harbour, the city, the Solent, the South Downs and the Isle of Wight.

  • Mary Rose Museum
  • Probably the best known Tudor warships, the Mary Rose was sank in the Solent in 1545. In 1971 she was rediscovered and in 1982 was raised giving us access to a Tudor-era time capsule of weapons, supplies and personal objects from her crew.

  • Fratton Park
  • Portsmouth F.C’s home, Fratton Park s currently the only stadium in English professional football that is not on the mainland island of Great Britain, being built on Portsea Island. Built in 1899 on the site of a potato field in Milton and known as The Old Girl by Portsmouth supporters, this is a great day out for a football fan who is after a truly old-school stadium atmosphere.

    With its fantastic transport links and fun, friendly atmosphere, Portsmouth really does offer the best of both worlds when it comes to your working life and your free time. If you would like to join the staff bank and take advantage of this fantastic location, you can find out more about joining the Portsmouth Hospitals Staff Bank here.

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