University strengthens connections with NHS Foundation Trust
Solent University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Julie Hall has been invited to join University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust Council of Governors.
Commenting on her new role, Professor Hall says: “This is an important step for Solent, reflecting the University’s growing role in nursing education and our ambitions for further expansion in this area.
“The Covid-19 Pandemic has highlighted the health inequalities across our communities and we will be working with partners to increase our nursing and GP training to address workforce shortages,” Professor Hall continues.”
A civic university, Solent is committed to championing a healthy and sustainable community with aspirations to grow participation in sport, health and nutrition-based activities
Professor Hall will work closely with staff from the University’s Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences who will continue to help develop the University’s commitment to the health care profession in the city.
Julie will join representatives from across the community, staff at the Trust, and representatives from the Southampton City Council.
“I am particularly looking forward to sharing my interest and expertise in equality and diversity and professional development and training.”
Peter Hollins, Chair of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, adds: “University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust has recently changed its constitution so that we will have continuing representation from Solent University on our Council of Governors, reflecting the deepening relationship between the Trust and Solent. I am personally delighted that Professor Julie Hall has agreed to become the first such governor from the University and I am really looking forward to working with her.”
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust provides services to some 1.9 million people living in Southampton and south Hampshire, plus specialist services such as neurosciences, cardiac services and children's intensive care to more than 3.7 million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands.