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Trust members

Welcome to the membership section of our website. If you’re already a member or you want to know more, these pages have all the information on how you can get involved and have a say in what we do.

Anyone over the age of 16 can register as a member of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. You don’t need to have been a patient in order to be a member, just be interested in supporting and knowing more about the work taking place across our sites.

Becoming a member

Membership is free and anyone over the age of 16 who lives in England or Wales can become a member of our Foundation Trust. You can be involved as much or as little as you like - it's up to you. It only takes a couple of minutes to sign up - you just need to complete our online application form.

When you register as a member online, you are given the option to select specific departments or areas within the Trust you are most interested in. This helps us to make sure you are receiving information on topics that are best suited to the things you are interested in.

The information you provide here will be held on a database so that we can keep you up to date on membership news. The information will remain confidential and will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998).

Due to the wide geographical area we cover as a Trust, our members will fall into one of four constituencies (chosen by where you live):

  • Southampton City
  • Isle of Wight
  • New Forest, Eastleigh and Test Valley
  • Rest of England and Wales

We want to hear from all parts of the community that we serve and make sure that our membership reflects where our patients come from – this ensures our services meet the needs of those who use them. Being a member is about making your voice heard and supporting the future of the Trust, as well as becoming more informed about developments and opportunities to make a difference.

The Council of Governors includes public governors who are all members of the Trust that have been elected into their position by fellow members. Becoming a member gives you the opportunity to find out more about becoming a governor and decide if it’s something you’d be interested in getting involved in.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email

If your contact details change please contact us on the above email so we can update our database.

The membership office sits with the communications team who deal with all services for members of the Trust. Write to us at:

Communications team
Trust Management Offices, mailpoint 18
Southampton General Hospital
Tremona Road
Southampton, SO16 6YD