Support our Coronavirus Response Appeal

We are nursing in survival mode. We cannot offer a smile, a shoulder rub, or a hand to hold. We are trapped behind PPE which leaves its marks of trauma on our faces and aches for hours and days after we take it off.

The NHS will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it, and UHS is full of fighters.”

Isla Young, Senior Sister, Emergency Department

Thank you

NHS workers have faced a year of intense pressure, working to care for and protect patients. Our doctors, nurses, porters, maintenance staff (to name a few) have been remarkable. They know the risks of going into work every day, yet they do it anyway.

Having worked tirelessly since March, the toll on our staff has been relentless both physically and emotionally. But they will step up again. It’s what they do.

As a Charity, we rely on donations from events and community activities to raise vital funds to support our staff and patients, but the pandemic has meant that our events have been cancelled, which has had a detrimental impact on our fundraising.

We know how to support our staff, but we can only do this with your help.

Right now, staff across University Hospital Southampton continue to work tirelessly to deliver care to those who need it most.

Many are still working longer shifts, extra days and continuing to spend a lot of time away from their home and families to keep them safe and ensure every patient receives the care they deserve.

As an NHS Charity we believe we should do all we can to support our staff across the Trust, in whatever way we can, and by donating to our coronavirus emergency appeal you can help too.

Donations to this appeal will help us to:

  • Support staff wellbeing and psychological support.
  • Fund wellbeing packs for staff.
  • Enhance staff spaces to provide comfortable internal and external areas for staff to sleep or take a break during/after their shifts.
  • Help where it is most needed.
  • Further details of how we have supported our NHS heroes can be found in ‘news‘ or via our Facebook page.

As our staff look after coronavirus patients in their greatest hour of need, you can help us take care of their wellbeing.

Thank you!

Supporting the NHS, Southampton Hospitals Charity

Thank You from Southampton Hospitals Charity to all the local and national businesses who have supported NHS staff at University Hospital Southampton by providing charitable donations during the Covid pandemic.

We want to thank: Ahmad Tea, Amazon UK, Asda, Aspin, Avon, Bayer, Blue Light Card, BHS Home Appliances, Bosch, Carnival UK, Cavendish Foods, CooperVision, Critical Software, Desty-Marine, ElemenTel, eToro, Fairy Bricks, FedEx Express, Healthcare Computing, Hilton Ltd, IKEA, Ineos, Innocent, JB Associates, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Knight & Wilson, Krispy Kreme, LST Projects, MGA Entertainment, Nestle, Novum Law, Ofai Office Furniture, One Stop, Paris Smith, Petty Wood, Premier Foods, PwC, REED Recruitment, Sainsbury’s, Signs Express, Southampton Airport, Sunday Mirror (for photo credits), Tesco, Trago Lounge and Santo Lounge, Watercress Line.

We hope you’re proudly displaying our NHS Supporter Stamp for all to see.

If your business would like to support our NHS heroes, please get in touch with us as we’d love to hear from you.

Last updated: 1/03/2021