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Support our new Children’s Emergency and Trauma Department appeal

Southampton Hospital Charity and charity partner The Murray Parish Trust are raising £2 million to fund the creation of a state of the art specialist Children’s Emergency and Trauma Department at University Hospital Southampton (UHS) in the Summer 2018.

The fundraising of £2 million will coincide with £2 million worth of match funding granted to UHS by the Government as well as £800,000 already allocated by UHS, allowing us to finally make this critical ambition a reality.

The overall £4.8 million cost of the development will enable us to create a safe and specialised place for children to receive the very best care and attention, allowing us to continue saving lives in the highest quality environment.


What will £2 million help to create?

Paediatric emergency department artists impressionThe new Children’s Emergency and Trauma Department (combining both the emergency and trauma services and the assessment unit) will be spread across 1,391m² and is expected to see 30,000+ children a year. The department will look after children’s emergencies from: Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset, Devon, Wiltshire, Berkshire, West Sussex, Channel Islands and Oxfordshire.  

The new department will bring the hospital firmly into the future, with innovative space and equipment allowing our staff to provide levels of care above and beyond what is currently possible. It will be made up of:

  1. Reception, triage and waiting room
  2. Children’s emergency x-ray
  3. Procedural sedation room
  4. Acute assessment unit
  5. Observed treatment area
  6. Short stay unit


Every unit, member of staff and piece of equipment will work together to create a more efficient patient pathway to fulfil our most important purposes: to identify sick patients sooner, to provide a superb level of care and to save lives.

Do you want to find out more? Read our official case for support for an in-depth look into this exciting development as well as a personal insight from those involved in the development.


You can also learn more about supporting the appeal through the #CETD100Club or discover our exclusive naming right opportunities in our sponsorship document.


And don’t forget to check out the latest news and stories about the appeal.


For all other enquiries about the appeal, please contact Jeneen Thomsen, Head of Major Gifts or call 07721238245.