Fundraising and charity work

We're involved in fundraising and support charities working with people with epilepsy regionally, nationally and internationally.

Local

We have a charitable fund as part of Southampton Hospital Charity, raising money to directly benefit patients with epilepsy in the Wessex region. Through this, we've been able to provide a TV, DVD player and DVDs, games console, CDs, books and art equipment for the video telemetry room, as well as brightening it up with pictures. We've also purchased cameras to record seizures to help with diagnosis and epilepsy management.

Smaller projects have involved developing and printing patient leaflets.

We always welcome new ideas, so if you have any thoughts on what might have helped you or someone you know with epilepsy, please let us know.

National

We work with Epilepsy Action and the Epilepsy Society to offer teaching, support and advice at events and fundraising at road shows in public areas.

International

Our epilepsy nurses and Dr Prevett are involved in epilepsy projects in Ethiopia, Ghana and Palestine.

The projects are committed to improving health services by improving capacity and sustainable access to healthcare for people with epilepsy and helping to train and empower frontline health workers through teaching and ongoing support.

We are involved in fundraising and directly supporting the projects.

Find out more on the Kintampo project website.

If you're interested in any of the charitable and fundraising work we are doing and would like to know more, please contact us on 023 8120 8623 or epilepsysupport@uhs.nhs.uk.