Portsmouth FAQs PDF

Hospital name (approx size)Queen Alexandra Hospital (1200 beds)
EmployerPortsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
Best person to contactCarina Cook (Foundation Programme Coordinator)
023 9228 6000 Ext 1206
24-hour library access with computer/IT facilitiesYes
Staff restaurant or similar where you can get food at nightNo
On site accommodationYes
Type of accommodationFlats with shared bathroom and kitchen
Monthly cost of accommodation£300
Bills includedYes
Average monthly cost of renting flat near hospital£500-700
Onsite parkingYes
Monthly cost of parkingCurrently free
Doctors mess organises regular social eventsYes
Description of town/locationThe hospital is located in Cosham which is just north of Southsea, the main hub of Portsmouth where most junior doctors live. The city has a lot to offer. The beach area is considered by locals in two parts. There is the hectic part near the fun fair at the western stretch of the seafront which has an array of the usual seaside town attractions. Plus, a quieter “Eastney” end which attracts fewer tourists and has a nice beach area, though currents can be strong if you are keen on swimming. There is a large outlet shopping and entertainment area known as Gunwharf Quays with the usual suspects of food outlets, cinema, casino and bowling. Over more recent years, the food scene has taken off in Southsea with lots of independent and multinational restaurants, brilliant bunch spots and bakeries. 
Top 3 things about working here1. Interesting pathology
2. Great out of hours support
3. Free onsite parking 
Last updateFeb 2022 by Chloe Wilson, Portsmouth Foundation Doctor Rep