Welcome to Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
We hope that the information provided on this recruitment site will be of interest and value.
Our vision statement is: Working together, driving excellence in care for our communities which will be delivered through the implementation of our new five-year Strategy. If our vision resonates, and you share our values; Working together for Patients, with Compassion, as One Team, Always Improving, then we want to hear from you.
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is a large district general hospital providing comprehensive acute and specialist services. We are the largest non-teaching hospital trust in England, with an annual turnover of close to £550m, employing over 7,000 members of staff. Our main site is the Queen Alexandra Hospital located in Cosham and our staff and over 600 volunteers work across Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. We serve a population of around 675,000 Portsmouth and south east Hampshire residents.
We are the second largest employer in the Portsmouth area and our workforce includes Ministry of Defence employees, who are fully integrated into the activities of the hospital. The ‘Emergency Department’ at Queen Alexandra Hospital is one of the busiest in the UK, treating in excess of 132,000 patients each year. Similarly, our maternity service is responsible for the delivery of around 6,300 births per year, making it one of the largest on the south coast. The ‘Acute Medical Unit’ (AMU) and ‘Surgical Assessment Unit’ (SAU) provide rapid diagnostic assessment for patients admitted as emergencies.
The Trust is also home to the Wessex Renal and Transplant Unit and it holds prestigious Cancer Beacon Status for the Head and Neck Cancer Services. The Trust hosts the largest Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit (MDHU) in England. The MDHU treats members of the armed forces and their families from all corners of the United Kingdom. The Trust also trains a range of military clinicians, from all three of the armed forces, who are regularly deployed to bases across the world. Military staff now account for 5% of the total workforce and the Trust has responsibility to ensure the staff have exposure to the appropriate clinical experience required during their times of deployment throughout the world.