University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust provides services to some 1.3 million people living in Southampton and south Hampshire, plus specialist services such Cardiac, Neuroscience, Paediatric Oncology, Paediatric Surgery and Specialist Adult Surgical services to more than 3 million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands.
The Trust’s Main Site is Southampton General Hospital, but includes Princess Anne Hospital, providing maternity services, Royal Southampton Hospital, providing outpatient and some imaging facilities and Countess Mountbatten House, a palliative unit.
The Trust is a major centre for teaching and research in association with the University of Southampton, offering opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and partners including the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust with excellent facilities for research and clinical care. We are 1 of 11 UK centres to be involved in the NHS 100,000 Genome project. We have been successful in our bid for an NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), gaining funding of almost £15 million over five years from April 2017.
The Hospital treats around 112,000 inpatients and day patients, including about 50,000 emergency admissions, approximately 375,000 people at outpatient appointments and around 110,000 cases in the Emergency Department. Planning is currently underway for the creation of a new paediatric emergency department and assessment unit which will have its own dedicated imaging facilities.
Southampton is a vibrant and thriving city with excellent local amenities. The city is surrounded by attractive countryside including the New Forest National Park and the area is internationally renowned for its sailing facilities. Southampton has excellent transport links and is well connected by air. Southampton airport has direct flights to over 40 European destinations and there are good links to Heathrow and Gatwick. Rail and road links give easy access to London, the Midlands and the South West. Just up the M3 is the ancient cathedral city of Winchester, home to the Round Table and start of the South Downs Way, close to the South Downs National Park. The beaches of Highcliffe, Christchurch, Bournemouth, Poole and Chichester are easily accessible a short drive up the coast.