University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Southampton Children's Hospital



Most wards have a playroom, which can provide a welcome distraction for patients. The playrooms are supported by our play specialists and volunteers.

Hospital school

Health conditions can affect and disrupt the ability of children and young people to take part in learning opportunities, maintain regular school attendance, keep up with the demands of schoolwork and remain connected with teachers and friends at school.

Our hospital school works with children and families, along with education and health professionals. Staff help children and young people remain connected to their schools and engaged in learning during their hospital stay.

Radio Lollipop

Our volunteer-run radio station, Radio Lollipop, broadcasts to our children’s wards 24 hours a day, with live broadcasts on several nights of the week.

Children can take part in themed play sessions and quizzes with volunteers on the wards, request their favourite songs or just listen along. There are also opportunities to visit the studio to help with broadcasts, play with toys or use a computer.