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A legacy for Southampton Children’s Hospital

When Natasha and Lance Beatty suddenly lost their five-month-old daughter Lahna Tula to a viral condition that lead to heart failure, they were determined to ensure a lasting legacy for her.

In 2009 they launched the Lahna Appeal in her memory to fund both pioneering and routine equipment for Southampton Children’s Hospital.

The family have tirelessly raised over £100,000.

Natasha says:

Lahna would have been over ten in November 2018, and we were so excited that in her 10th year we hit the £100,000 milestone. We are extremely proud of everything we’ve accomplished as a family, and we want to thank our friends and the community for their continued support. We could not have done it without you.”

Princess Anne Hospital is the maternity specific hospital in Southampton and sits alongside Southampton Children’s Hospital.

Their first project was to fund the birthing pool  on the labour ward and the Lahna Appeal meant that the unit could completely renovate the existing room for the benefit of the expecting mothers.

The Lahna Appeal has since funded what was one of only two heart probes in the country at the time, and underwater heart monitor.

They have also part funded two portable ultrasounds heart scanners, otoscopes to examine the ears of children in the emergency department, and birthing and postnatal monitoring equipment, and a device to perform vital eye and brain tests on young patients.


Last updated: 02/07/2020

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