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Welcome to the Portsmouth HealthCare NHS Trust official website. Here you’ll find information about the wide range of health services we provide for the people of Portsmouth and south east Hampshire.

  • There’s advice on how to take care of your own health and news about local health matters.
  • You’ll find the latest information about job opportunties within the Trust.
  • We’ve also put together a list of useful health related sites you might want to visit.

If you would like to contact us, you can reach us at Portsmouth HealthCare NHS Trust, St James’ Hospital, Locksway Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire. PO4 8LD.

Telephone: 023 92 822444.
Fax: 023 92 293437.


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