The Royal South Hants Hospital (more commonly known as the RSH) has been operating on its current site for nearly 170 years.
With the development of the Southampton General Hospital, a teaching hospital and the city’s only Emergency Department, the RSH has focussed on becoming a community hospital in recent times.
Southampton City Primary Care Trust assumed control of the hospital in 2007. Since then, the trust has split in to two independent areas of health – NHS Southampton City, which runs the general administration of the RSH, and Solent Healthcare, which manages the various services provided.
The hospital has seen a significant amount of investment to help build for the future. A complete renovation of the car parking facilities on site is in progress to provide the best access for those who need it the most. Also, a new adult mental health unit - Antelope House - is due to open this year.