Making a difference

As a major donor to Southampton Hospitals Charity, you will have the unique and rewarding opportunity to bring about transformational change.

Philanthropy plays an essential role in making a difference to patient care by funding projects which have the ability to be delivered outside of the funds available to the NHS. Philanthropic support enables the Charity to fund ground-breaking projects that will have an impact locally, nationally and globally.

Whatever the size of your gift, you will be doing something incredible for the patients we support. Together, we can enhance care, and transform the hospital experience for family, friends, loved-ones and for future generations. Because healthcare never stops.

Impact of philanthropy

Thanks to significant gifts from our supporters, we have been able to:

  • Build a new Children’s Emergency and Trauma Department.
  • Fully fund vital research into Hypoxic-Ischaemic Encephalopathy (HIE), a type of brain injury caused by a lack of oxygen to babies at the time of birth.
  • Refurbish the hospital’s Piam Brown children’s cancer ward.
  • Fund vital research into cancer immunology. This research is funding new treatments, medications and furthering our understanding of life-changing and life-threatening conditions.
  • Refurbish a new haematology day unit for our cancer patients.

Further information about the impact your donation can make can be found here:

Appeals and projects

Southampton Hospitals Charity funds life-changing projects that aim to enhance the health and well-being of patients who use our hospitals. From specialist to pioneering research, you can help enhance care, experience and outcomes for thousands of patients every year.

Here is a list of our current appeals. However, if you have a particular area of interest within the hospital, we would be delighted to explore how we can help deliver this at University Hospital Southampton with your funding.

We have over 380 different funds that support various wards, departments and areas of the hospital. We can guarantee that your donation is used in any area of the hospital that you wish to support.

Working together

Those making a significant gift can, if they wish, see the difference that their donations make by arranging a tour at the hospital. Clinical teams greatly appreciate the opportunity to show donors first-hand how valuable their contributions are to their ward or department. In addition, donors are invited to a number of exclusive events hosted each year where you can hear about the impact your support is making.

Working alongside each donor who has given a transformational gift, our Major Gifts team ensures that they receive the right guidance and support so that their gift achieves maximum impact.

Philanthrophy at Southampton Hospitals Charity

We are delighted to offer our major donors bespoke recognition options, such as naming opportunities for specific projects. We also offer plaques in the hospitals and features in our Charity publications and social platforms.

Contact us today

To find out more about how your donation could transform lives, please contact the Major Gifts team on or by calling 02381208881.

Last updated: 5/1/2023