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Children's emergency and trauma deptartment

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.


We've done it!

Southampton Hospital Charity in partnership with The Murray Parish Trust have raised £2 million, with £2 million then match funded by the Government and £1.1 million invested by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. 

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 be fully open at University Hospital Southampton in 2020.


We finished this appeal in November 2018 with thanks to our supporters.

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