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Acute medical unit 

Our acute medical unit is the first point of entry for patients who are referred from the emergency department or by their GPs. You’ll need to be the kind of person who thrives in a fast-moving area where excellent decision-making and critical thinking abilities are absolutely key.

Cancer care

Our large specialist cancer centre includes everything from a bespoke teenage and young adult unit to acute wards. We specialise in a number of areas including haematology, chemotherapy and radiotherapy as well as offering specialist palliative care.

Cardiovascular and thoracic

We provide nationally and internationally renowned specialist care and treatment for people requiring cardiac surgery, cardiology management and intervention, j surgery, vascular surgery and adult congenital heart disease management. 

Children, women and newborn services

Our specialist consultants, nurses and wider healthcare teams offer a wide range of diagnosis, treatment and support facilities for children and their parents. These include the allergy and immunology service, the cardiac service, and the fetal medicine unit, which treats women with high-risk or problematic pregnancies. 

Critical care

Our large critical care unit is an exciting, dynamic place to work. We have over 60 beds across four specialist areas: regional cardiac intensive care, regional neurosciences intensive care, surgical high dependency, and general intensive care. We also have a 24/7 outreach team supporting ongoing critical care.

Emergency department 

Providing high-quality care to around 95,000 patients a year, this fast-paced department offers the chance to rapidly develop your skills, as you take on a hugely rewarding role.

Gastrointestinal medicine 

Our gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary wards are supported by a purpose-built endoscopy unit. This unit hosts the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme for the Hampshire area. Both of these groups of patients have complex needs, which makes this an exciting and challenging area to work in.

Major trauma centre and orthopaedics

We’re a National Trauma Centre – and leading the way is our trauma and orthopaedic care group. We’ve seen many exciting developments, including the formation of a plastic surgery service. We treat a wide variety of major trauma patients with specialist services. These include elective orthopaedic surgery, step down to rehab, a fast track fracture neck of femur service and outpatients.

Maternity and neonatal services

Our regional centre, based at Princess Anne Hospital, provides medical and surgical intensive, high and special care to babies and families. We also run a birth centre in the New Forest. As a centre of excellence for maternity care, we serve about 6,000 women each year from the area. We are a leading teaching centre for nursing, as well as home to the regional centre for neonatal intensive care. The wide scope of our services gives nurses excellent opportunities to gain specialist experience.

Medicine for older people

We have six wards ranging from 14 to 28 beds, all dedicated to delivering the best possible care for patients over 80 years old. Multi-professional teams provide round-the-clock care with our services driven by leading-edge research.


The Wessex Neurological Centre provides a dedicated, integrated 24-hour acute assessment, investigation and treatment service. Serving a population of three million, our regional centre comprises neurology, neurosurgery, stroke and spinal specialist services.


Our eye unit is the leading provider of eye care services on the south coast. We deal with around 90,000 patients annually across eye emergencies, outpatients, inpatient and surgery departments.


As one of the UK’s biggest children’s hospitals, we provide an extensive range of paediatric services. This includes a high dependency unit, a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and day surgery. We have a range of specialities and a psychiatric unit, which helps assess and treat serious chronic illness using holistic models of treatment.


We have one of the largest radiology services in the country providing diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology services, using the latest technology. As well as delivering specialist services to the major trauma centre and other areas, we support treatment of inpatients, outpatients and GP referrals.

Respiratory medicine 

This thriving department has two wards, an HDU and a respiratory centre. We offer a respiratory education programme to help our teams develop their skills and provide specialist care.

Specialist medicine 

Specialist medicine is a wide-ranging area that offers a broad mix of specialisms. Inpatient services include isolation beds, day case work with endoscopy services and radiological interventions. 


We care for over 20,000 emergency and elective inpatients each year, as well as over 60,000 outpatients. We’re a specialist centre for services such as urology, hepatobiliary and head and neck surgery. 

Theatres and recovery

Our 27 theatres (over five locations) cover emergency and elective surgeries for children and adults across a broad range of specialties, including trauma and orthopaedics, ENT, cardiac and neuro.