In October last year, I wrote a blog about the 2020 vision of the University Hospitals Southampton. In that blog, I made reference to the fact that the Trust has now gained a Foundation Trust status. In a subsequent blog, I reported the great news that the Hospital will continue to deliver quality service to children with heart disease in the South of England.
With such a vision and a solid foundation, then the next logical step is to build. With all eyes focused on the 2020 vision, the hospital has announced recently that it is going ahead with the building of a new state-of-the-art £70 million children’s hospital. This new children’s hospital will bring all the paediatric services under one roof for the first time. This is great news for Southampton and great news for the region.
The model of care that will be adopted will enable children to be treated closer to home. This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone connected with the Trust, myself included! No wonder Paula is very proud and will like to see services under one roof where she will have access to all the equipment and specialist services.
Don’t you just love it when a vision starts to come together! I wish the Trust the best of luck with this landmark development.
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