Health Sciences

Portsmouth

Portsmouth is one of the UK's most historic cities with a rich maritime heritage. The Faculty of Health Sciences is located in the QuAD building which is signposted at Queen Alexandra Hospital. The education centre is purpose-built with sophisticated computing facilities, a library, cafe and a full range of teaching resources, including fully equipped skills centres. Practice experiences are usually completed in Portsmouth and the surrounding area as well as Portsmouth's Queen Alexandra Hospital where you will complete some of your practice experiences.

Getting here
The Queen Alexandra Hospital is located just on the hill slopes of Portsdown hill overlooking Portsmouth. It is conveniently situated for both the M27, A3M.

An overview of the new Queen Alexandra Hospital site can be found in the pdf map below, it shows where all the main roads around the hospital, entrances, car parks, drop-off zones and bus stops are.

By Car

From the West

  • Follow the M27 and use exit 12 (Cosham).
  • At the traffic lights, follow the road straight ahead (Southampton Road) towards Cosham.
  • Turn left at the 2nd set of traffic lights. 
  • At the traffic lights take the exit road left into Sevenoaks Road and bear right into the hospital main entrance.
  • The multi-storey car park will be on the left. The north car park is clearly signposted.

 From the North

  • Follow the A3M south to Junction 5.
  • At the motorway roundabout take the 3rd exit marked for Drayton/Cosham.
  • Follow this road until you reach the roundabout (Cosham).
  • Proceed straight across into Southampton Road.
  • At the 1st set of traffic lights turn right into Sevenoaks Road and bear right into the hospital main entrance.
  • The multi-storey car park will be on the left. The north car park is clearly signposted. 

 From the East

  • Follow the A27 westbound until you reach the junction marked Cosham.
  • At the roundabout take the 3rd exit marked for A3 Cosham (Northern Road).
  • Follow this road until you reach a further roundabout (Cosham).
  • Proceed straight across remaining on A3 Northern Road.
  • At the next roundabout take the 1st exit into Southampton Road.
  • At the 1st set of traffic lights turn right into Sevenoaks Road and bear right into the hospital main entrance.
  • The multi-storey car park will be on the left. The north car park is clearly signposted.

By bicycle

Portsmouth City Council has provided interactive maps on their website for people wishing to cycle to Queen Alexandra Hospital as part of their My Journey campaign. These maps can be accessed here

Please note there are a few cycle paths which lead directly to the hospital, however the main routes to the hospital will be via the roads mentioned on the routes above (for cars).

Bicycle racks

Members of the public riding their bicycle to Queen Alexandra can leave it in one of more than 100 spaces for bikes. The bike areas are situated in the multi-storey car park and outside the North Entrance, Emergency Department and the Paediatric Emergency Department

By Public Transport

By Bus

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 stop near the hospital and you should look for stops near ‘Cosham' if possible.

By Train

The nearest train station is ‘Cosham'. This is approximately 10-15 minutes walk from Queen Alexandra Hospital however it is uphill and if you suffer from any condition where this may affect you we would recommend using a local taxi or bus (numbers 8 and 11A). For further information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or phone 08457 48 49 50.

Map of Queen Alexandra Site

Map of Queen Alexandra Site

Map of Queen Alexandra Site

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