Southampton Children's Hospital | Southampton Hospitals Charity

Making a difference where it really matters

Southampton Hospitals Charity enhances the support, care and treatment of patients at Southampton Children’s Hospital.

Our patients range from birth right up to 18 when they transition into adult services.

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attend outpatient appointments every year

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Our children's hospital

Leading the way

Southampton Children’s Hospital is the sixth-largest children’s hospital in the country and one of only four which provides all specialist services on one site. It treats 150,000 children each year from across the UK.

  • Our doctors and nurses have expertise in every childhood condition.
  • Our treatment outcomes are among the best in the country.
  • We are a centre of excellence for heart, brain, cancer, trauma and intensive care and other specialist areas.
  • Our pioneering research programme is improving the health of children nationally and internationally.

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Piam Brown children's cancer ward

Piam Brown is the Wessex regional children’s cancer ward.

Children come from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Surrey, Sussex, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands to receive care on our unit.

Piam Brown ward caters for children with all types of cancer from birth to 16 years old, so demand on our resources is huge.

Every year we care for around 120 new patients.

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Our community helps us provide memories through trips and outings; equipment for the play rooms; parent facilities; patient, family and staff welfare; as well as research and education opportunities. (Rachel Funnell, Ward Charity Coordinator)

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Neonatal intensive care unit

Our unit has been specially designed as a bright, welcoming and spacious environment for babies and their families.

As one of the largest neonatal units in the country, we treat around 900 babies a year, from across the south and the Channel Islands, specialising in surgery and cardiac services.

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Each intensive unit and high dependency unit cot has monitoring equipment and is colour-coded to give each baby its own place in the world. It is the details which makes the difference for the family. Many of the added extras are only possible due to support we receive. (Fiona Lawson, Matron)

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Robbie's Rehab

Robbie’s Rehab was set-up in memory of 10-year-old patient Robbie Keville who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour at the age of eight.

This fund provides specialist medical professionals to help children with brain tumours for children who need specialist rehabilitation during and following their treatment for cancer.

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Robbie’s Rehab helped me with my balance and overall fitness skipping, running, and I’ve even started rugby again! (Patient)

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The Lahna Appeal

When Natasha and Lance Beatty lost their five-month-old daughter Lahna Tula, they were determined to ensure a lasting legacy for her.

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

To date, the family have raised over £100,000!

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Lahna would have been ten years old now and we’re so excited that this year we’ve raised £100,000 in her memory. We are extremely proud of everything we’ve accomplished, and want to thank our friends and the community for their continued support. We could not have done it without you. (Parents, Natasha and Lance Beatty)

Latest news

Southampton Children's Hospital

21 February 2020

Taking on 100 miles of…

Kyle Muir and friends will be walking the West Highland Way, starting just outside Glasgow and finishing at the top of Ben Nevis, some 100 miles from the start!

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Be part of our amazing community raising life-changing funds to enhance care provided by Southampton Children’s Hospital.

From buying life-saving equipment to creating places where patients can play and be children again, your support makes it all possible.


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