Southampton’s Priority Appeal

Our priority appeal enables us to support any area of the hospital that is most in need.

When a dementia patient needs something extra to make them feel at home, when young patients need art supplies for distraction or to aid recovery, or when our staffroom kettles break, you’ll be there.

Help make a difference today

Sometimes you’ll be helping us to buy a special piece of kit, or funding a pioneering research project that will change lives.

Whether you choose to set up a regular gift, or make a one-off donation, your support is guaranteed to be used where the need is greatest, as soon as the need arises.

What’s more, your kindness will directly impact the lives of patients who desperately need it.

Our NHS heroes are dedicated to making this hospital the best that it can be.

Will you help them too?

Emma Squires, Patient Support Hub Manager, says,

“When the coronavirus pandemic hit, we had thousands of patients who were isolated and vulnerable due to their existing medical conditions. Many were scared, and unsure of what would happen next.

Without initial funding from the priority appeal, we could never have set up the Patient Support Hub.

Within the first few weeks of the pandemic, we were able to support and reassure these patients and explain the guidance to them, whilst offering further help and support.

The service has been referred to as a ‘lifeline to the outside world’ and it continues to go from strength to strength.”

Beth Hall, Interim Joint Director, Southampton Hospitals Charity, says:

“Your support to our priority fund will allow us to help transform and improve areas most in need at University Hospital Southampton and ensure that we focus on the wellbeing of our hospital staff when they need it most.

Hospitals have had to react quickly to ever evolving situations over the past year and it’s only through donations to our priority fund that we can ensure we continue to have the flexibility to support our staff and patients where the need is greatest.”

Updated: 1.2.2022

Gallery: Together, we’ll keep making this hospital the best that it can be.