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Support your hospital

There are many ways that you can get involved and help us to improve the services we provide.

Become a member

To be involved with the Trust (as much or as little as you like) and influence our decisions please register to become a member for free using our online application form.

As a member you will receive:

  • The opportunity to feed back your views and have a say in our future.
  • Invitations to our events, including our open day and specialist evenings.

If you have any questions please call us on 023 8120 5957 or email  


Join the fantastic team of more than 1000 volunteers who work at our hospitals and gain valuable personal and professional development.You could get involved with a wide range of activities including hospital radio, patient support and Chaplaincy and spiritual care. 

For more information visit our volunteering page.

Patient lunches

Patient lunches are an opportunity for you to give honest feedback about the service you have received during your hospital stay. 

These confidential discussions include patients previously treated by the same service, and Paula Head, chief executive, who chairs the lunch.

Previous patients are invited at random within the service area to be discussed, but if you are not asked to attend a patient lunch we still welcome you to tell us about your experience.

Research for clinical trials

Research studies and clinical trials are the only way we can understand health better, and develop new ways of treating or managing conditions.

We give patients and those coping with health conditions access to trials of the latest treatments relevant to them, and involve otherwise healthy people in research that underpins these treatments.

Find out how you can get involved.

Clinical Accreditation Scheme (CAS) TwentyFourteen

CAS is a scheme whereby each clinical area across the hospital undergoes a review in order to achieve a rating or accreditation. Take a look at our patient information leaflet to find out more.

If you feel you could be a patient representative and would like some more information please feel free to contact either:

  • the CAS team on 023 8120 6179
  • the ward leader in your area who will be able to make an appointment for you with the CAS team.

Youth and Young Adults (YYA) and Parents, Carers and Children groups

We are opening two new engagement groups for you to help us improve our services. Membership to the groups is open to any person who may use the services of Southampton Children's Hospital or University Hospital Southampton as a young patient or their parents and guardians.

For more information visit our hospital groups page.

Support groups

Many of our services run formal or informal support groups for current and past patients, or can put you in touch with groups run by volunteers or charities.

For more information visit our support groups page


There are many ways to get involved with and support Southampton Hospital Charity, whether you are looking to support them individually, with friends or as part of an organisation. Perhaps you would just like to take part in one of the exciting events and activities take place throughout the year.

For more information visit Southampton Hospital Charity's website.


Employing around 9000 medical and non-medical staff, we are one of Southampton's largest employers.We value our staff very highly and strive to make working for the Trust a growing, learning and rewarding experience.

See our current job opportunities.