Southern Health NHS The Foundation Trust, which is in charge of Elmley, Fareham community hospitals, and gosport War Memorial Hospital has become the newest member of the Association of University Hospitals.
University hospitals are professional trusts that are heavily involved in research and teaching.
Doctor Steve TomkinsSouthern Health’s chief medical officer said, “We are extremely proud that Trust has achieved university hospital status.
“Doing so means that we are committed to providing high-quality, holistic, evidence-based care to our patients, investing heavily in research, and demonstrating commitment to the educational development and training of our current and future employees. It means we are focused.”
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The Trust, which provides a wide range of mental health, physical health, and learning disability services to people throughout the county, has stepped up its research and education efforts over the past few years.
Its work in leading research to understand the psychological effects of Covid-19 is internationally recognized and included in the WHO’s Covid-19 Research Repository.
Dr. Katie Petty Saffon, Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Collegiate Hospitals, said:
“University hospitals perform an essential function in our health services and it is unprecedented that their services will be recognized and supported as the NHS enters a period of great change following an unprecedented crisis. more important than that.”
The Trust has also expanded academic partnerships with the University of Southampton and other partner organizations to provide training for the next generation of medical professionals.
Dr. Tomkins adds:
“Research and education are the foundations of good clinical care, helping us find new treatments, adapt to changes, and modify our approach to ensure the best outcomes for our patients.
“Achieving university hospital status underscores how important these values are to us and our commitment to improvement and excellence.”
NHS Trust with hospitals in Fairham, Havant and Gosport awarded University Hospital status for its commitment to care, research and education
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