The League of Friends of

University Hospital Southampton


League of Friends - Charity No. 249466

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Southampton General Hospital 



  • University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute teaching trusts in England, with an annual spend of £572 million at three sites across the city of Southampton. It provides hospital services for 1.9 million people living in Southampton and southern Hampshire and specialist services including neurosciences, respiratory medicine, cancer, cardiovascular, obstetrics and specialist children’s services to more than 3.7 million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands.  



  • Every year more than 9,500 staff, including nearly 700 consultants, professors and senior lecturers, see 460,000 people at outpatient appointments, deal with 120,000 attendances at the emergency department and treat 140,000 admitted emergency, inpatient or day case patients. In addition, the Trust delivers more than 100 outpatient clinics across the South of England to keep services local for patients. Providing these services costs £1.6 million per day.  



  • UHS is fully compliant with all of 16 the Care Quality Commission’s essential standards of quality and safety and has achieved the highest national ranking for safety and management of clinical risks; the NHS Litigation Authority rated the Trust’s performance against standards including governance, safety and clinical care at Southampton General Hospital at level three with a score of 49 out of 50.



  • UHS is consistently one of the UK's highest recruiting trusts of patients to clinical trials and in the top ten nationally for research study volume as ranked by the NIHR Clinical Research Network. In partnership with the University of Southampton, UHS has £27 million of NIHR infrastructure dedicated to bringing the latest treatments to patients, including the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre in nutrition, NIHR Southampton Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit, NIHR/Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility and NIHR/CRUK Southampton Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre. In addition, the Trust is home to the Southampton Cancer Research UK Centre and MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit.  


  • UHS has launched its vision for Southampton Children’s Hospital, a £70 million development that will bring all UHS paediatric services under one roof for the first time. The project is underway and is due for completion in 2020.



  • To help shape the future of hospital services and raise issues that are important to patients, families and visitors, become a UHS member. Anyone interested in finding out more or joining can contact the membership office via  023 8120 4853 or follow us on Twitter at for all the latest news updates.


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