Queen Alexandra Hospital

Cosham, Portsmouth

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is a large district general hospital providing comprehensive acute and specialist services.

The main site is the Queen Alexandra Hospital located in Portsmouth and their staff and over 600 volunteers work across Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth NICU is a Tertiary neonatal intensive care unit offering medical intensive, high and special care to pre-term and sick term babies born in and around Portsmouth, the Wessex region and further afield.

Families from Jersey can often be transferred to Portsmouth with their premature babies.

  • Free Wifi
  • Amigo-Largest hospital shop selling newspapers, snacks, essentials, open 7 days a week.
  • Costa on A level Open 7 days a week
  • League of Friends coffee shop on B level open 7 days a week until 7pm.
  • Rocky Shop on C level
  • Cash machines- Opposite the hospital shop within Amigo shop
  • Laundry facilities for parents/carers on Starfish Ward.

Jersey General Hospital switchboard

Call: 01534 442 000

Jersey Travel Office

Call: 01534 442 310 open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-1pm.

(If travel support is needed out of office hours, please call the Jersey Travel Office number and you will be redirected for assistance.)

Queen Alexandra Hospital

Switchboard Call: 023 9228 6000

Neonatal Unit call: 023 9228 3231 or 023 9228 3232

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Accommodation is available for parents on the unit (subject to availability) this is comprised of four rooms in a parent only area and an adjacent lounge. There are kitchen and bathroom facilities too.

Other accommodation for parents is available off the unit but on the hospital site.

There are laundry facilities available for parents/carers to use on Starfish ward-Paediatrics.

Local hotels and B & B’s

The Red Lion-Innkeepers Lodge

London Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3EE

Call: 0239 238 2041


This accommodation is within walking distance to the hospital.

Portsmouth North Harbour Hotel

Portsmouth Port Solent Hotel

Both hotels are a 10-minute car journey from the hospital.


Portsmouth Marriott Hotel

Southampton Road



Tel:044 23 9238 3151


Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth North

Eastern Road, Farlington.





Transport details by plane, bus or car

Airlines flying to London Gatwick are as follows:

British Airways: www.britishairways.com

Easyjet: www.easyjet.com

Iberia: www.iberia.com

The only airline that flies directly to Southampton Airport is Flybe.

Aqua Cars: 02392654321


(They also have a courtesy phone in the Hospital main reception.)

Buses and other travel information


10 minute bus journey from the train station.

Flying to Southampton

From Southampton Parkway to Soton Central change to Cosham.

Flying to Gatwick

Train to Cosham direct-1 hour 17 minutes journey time.

National Rail

Call: 0845 748 4950


Thrifty Hire Cars


Call 02392 214 888

Local Shops & Food

Store details

16 High Street, Cosham

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 7am to 10pm

Saturday 7am to 8pm

Sunday 10am to 4pm

2 High Street, Cosham

Opening hours:

Monday to Saturday 8am to 7pm

Sunday 10am to 4pm

Feedback from families that have stayed in the Neonatal Unit, found that ordering a meal from Just Eat was easy and convenient. Order your takeaway and have it delivered to the main entrance of the hospital. You will need to be there waiting to receive the delivery.


Or install the Just Eat app onto a smart phone.


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