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Southampton Hospitals Charity

Being the dedicated hospital charity at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS), we fund vital life-saving equipment to help our patients, fund pioneering research and improve outcomes to give our patients the best care and experience possible.

But we know we need to do more, and we can’t do this without your help.

That’s why we’re thrilled to bring a spectacular art installation to Southampton and Cowes for 2024, to raise vital funds for our Children’s Hospital – one of the top three paediatric centres across the country.

We care for babies, children, and young people right across the south of England as well as the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands to provide 27 different specialist services on site including children’s heart surgery, neurological, cancer, trauma, and intensive care, making Southampton Children’s Hospital a very special and unique place.

Together, we can make a difference.

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Lila’s story

“I genuinely believe that if it wasn’t for the expertise of the PICU team that Lila wouldn’t be with us today. They were quick to react to any changes in her condition. The team give one-on-one care and observe your child constantly.” – Lila’s mum, Abbie

When Lila was four weeks old, she had suspected Viral Meningitis and was sedated and intubated in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Southampton Children’s Hospital.

After two days, she seemed to stabilise and together with the consultant, we decided to wake her up and remove the breathing tubes.

Unfortunately, as soon as she woke, Lila started to have a seizure, so she had to be re-sedated. Results confirmed that the virus had spread to her spinal fluid and an emergency MRI scan was carried out. The scan showed that Lila had swelling on the brain and had damage due to an unexpected stroke.

The following day, she had an ECG; that revealed Lila was having constant aggressive seizures and her medication was changed.

While doing observations, a nurse noticed Lila’s eyes rolling and another MRI was carried out. The results showed that Lila had another 4/5 strokes. The consultant sat with us and explained what this meant for Lila moving forward.

Thankfully from then on, Lila’s condition got better. After eight days in the PICU, she was woken up and her tubes were removed. After nine days, her care was downgraded, and she was sent to a ward to fully recover.

About Southampton Hospital

£4.6 million

Raised 2021-22 by Southampton Hospitals Charity

One of only three hospital

One of only three children’s hospitals in the UK where all care can be provided on one site

27 different specialties

The children’s hospital has 27 different specialties from heart surgery, intensive and neurological care, to rehabilitation services

Covering south England

Our specialist services cover the south of England, including the Isle of Wight and Channel Islands

How you could support our charity

Make a donation

Be part of our amazing community raising life-changing funds to enhance patient care and research at University Hospital Southampton.

From buying life-saving equipment to creating places where patients can rehabilitate, your donations make it all possible.

Donate today!

Leave a gift in your Will

Today, University Hospital Southampton is leading the world in research and care. But sciences moves fast, and a gift in your Will can help us move with it.

So after you’ve looked after loved ones, consider leaving Southampton Hospitals Charity a gift in your Will. Your legacy can save lives.

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Volunteer for us

We help provide the extra support our community deserves.

As a charity, we need volunteers to help both at our events, and also on the Light the South trail.

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Join an event

Whether you’re looking for a fundraising challenge that will push you to the limit or transform the way you see the world, we’ve got an event to suit you!

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Get involved with this unique and creative event to promote your business, drive customers to your door, and support one of Southampton and Cowes much-loved charities.

  • Be part of an event which brings thousands of visitors to your local community.
  • Improve brand awareness for your business or organisation in a unique and memorable way that will get everyone talking.
  • Build a feel-good factor among your employees, customers and stakeholders.
  • Align your business with a well-respected local charity which provides vital services for people in your local community.
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