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Artist impression of the new department24 hours a day, 365 days a year, our incredible paediatric team look after young people and babies in one of the UK's busiest children's emergency departments.

As an emergency service, our treatments and outcomes are among the best in the UK, but our facilities do little to ease the anxiety felt by children and families at what is often a stressful and scary time. This is why, together with The Murray Parish Trust, we launched an appeal to significantly enhance the environment of our children's emergency and trauma department.

The overall £5.1 million cost of the development will create a safe and specialised place for children to be treated and allow us to continue saving lives in the very best of environments for those who need it the most.

Update November 2018

We’ve done it! Our fundraising appeal to fund the new state of the art children’s emergency and trauma department has reached its £2 million target five months ahead of schedule. 

Peter Hollins, Chair of the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust added: “It is absolutely fantastic that the money needed to build the new department has been raised. 

“Southampton Hospital Charity and The Murray Parish Trust have worked tirelessly and I would like to thank all those that gave up their time to raise money or donate funds. Everyone who has worked on and supported the appeal has been phenomenal.”

In addition, Southampton Hospital Charity has raised £70,000 for distraction equipment to help prepare children for any tests such as scans, blood tests and operations within the new department. 

 The children’s emergency and trauma department will open at University Hospital Southampton in summer 2019.


For all enquiries about the appeal, please contact the Major Gifts team on 023 8120 5489.