Southampton Receives £19m for Health Research Creating New Jobs
The city of Southampton has been given a £19m boost to tackle health problems and revolutionise healthcare, creating new jobs and demand for housing.
The University of Southampton will be working with the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust on this 5 year programme and will be recruiting new research staff to work in Southampton.
The research will focus on six areas:
- respiratory care
- ageing and dementia
- essential care in hospital
- public health and primary care
- engagement with self-directed support
- end of life care
The research will investigate how patients can get easier access to care, receive an earlier diagnosis, how to reduce the prescription of anti-biotics for respiratory care and also highlight failings in health care.
Dean of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton, Professor Jessica Corner said, "This is a valuable investment, which will enable us to develop and improve the care that people across our region receive. This is an exciting and important opportunity that will enable us to continue that good work to drive our health services forward. This is significant for the city."
This large investment will strengthen Southampton University's world class reputation for research, where over 60% of their research is considered world leading.
It is anticipated that there will be further demand for rental accommodation close to the university.