How we are run

We have made some changes to our legal structure at Southampton Hospitals Charity. From 1st April 2024 we have become a self-governing charity, managing our own governance arrangements including the appointment of independent trustees who are now legally responsible for the Charity.

Despite this change we remain the official charity for University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and dedicated to improving the care of our patients.

Southampton Hospitals Charity is a registered charity in England and Wales (1206909) and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, company number 15421829.

The majority of our donors, and those who leave money to us in their wills, say that they would like their donations and legacies spent for the benefit of patients in a particular ward or department, or on a particular type of medical service. We honour those wishes by maintaining about 370 separate funds each containing money which has been given for a particular ward, department or service and which will be spent accordingly.

The Charity officially started in 1995, however it was successfully relaunched in 2008 and has gone from strength to strength. The Charity President is Countess Mountbatten of Burma.

Fundraising promise

This promise outlines the commitment made to our donors and the public as an organisation registered with the Fundraising Regulator.

Last updated: 21/09/2020