Vascular services

We're part of the Wessex Vascular Network, working alongside Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, the Isle of Wight NHS Trust and Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We're the dedicated major arterial centre for the south, seeing all patients who need complex or major arterial surgery. A specialist vascular team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To support this work, we have new facilities and services including:

  • advanced nurse practitioners and vascular nurse specialists who support your referral, including helping you to transfer back to your local hospital and home
  • a newly built hybrid theatre that can offer both vascular surgery and interventional radiology at the same time
  • access to an on-call vascular surgeon out of hours and at weekends who can be contacted by the surgical teams in Portsmouth and Winchester and on the Isle of Wight.

If you don't need such complex treatment, you can be treated locally. If you live in the Portsmouth area, your pre-operative care and follow-up appointments will be at the Queen Alexandra Hospital. You can have day surgery (such as for varicose veins) at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, and outpatient clinics including diabetic foot clinics still take place locally.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening continues to be provided as before. There is no change to this service.

How to find us

Your appointment with the vascular services team will be detailed on your pre-assessment and/or admission letters. The maps below will help you find your way around Southampton General Hospital.