As a patient, carer or local resident, you are eligible to become a member.
Membership is free and open to anyone over the age of 14 living in Southampton, Portsmouth or Hampshire.
By becoming a member you can:
You can decide how involved you would like to be. You might choose to receive updates, you might like to comment on our plans and take part in events. Alternatively, you may consider standing for election as a Governor on our Council of Governors. The choice is yours!
Foundation Trusts are still part of the NHS but they have greater freedom. They have been created so that people from the local community, patients, staff and partners can have a much larger say about the work we do and a much bigger influence in the way their local health services are run.
In becoming a Foundation Trust we will become a membership organisation. Our aim is to recruit 6,500 public and patient members who, along with 3,500 staff members, will elect a Council of Governors. The Council of Governors will advise our Board on how we should provide and improve services. This council will also include governors from partner organisations.
A Foundation Trust:
We are planning to become a Foundation Trust by 1 April 2013. Foundation Trusts are organisations which have members and Governors to help shape how services are run.
Please contact us today for further information about our membership programme.
Adelaide Health Centre
William Macleod Way
Telephone: 023 8060 8889