It's cold in February, but that's what woolly hats are for. FebBRAINairy is your chance to show your support for those who have their heads shaved for brain surgery, by having yours shaved to raise funds for Smile4Wessex.
2017 Smile4Wessex Christmas...
Sorry if you missed them, but our 2017 Smile4Wessex Christmas Cards have sold out. Thank you to all who purchased packs and we hope you have an enjoyable festive season and a very happy and healthy New Year.
Brave febBRAINairy volunteers...
A total of 11 brave souls volunteered to have their heads shaved for our inaugural 'febBRAINairy' fundraising event, collectively raising a quite incredible £11,182 for Smile4Wessex.
Throughout February (and into March),...
Linda’s Life Turns Full...
When Linda Littlechild, then 38, was first diagnosed with Epilepsy it was not only a daunting time for her, but the whole Littlechild family. It was also the beginning of a difficult and sometimes frightening journey, but one which...
'Wall of Smiles' Launched
We are delighted to announce details of the Smile4Wessex 'Wall of Smiles'. For the full story of this new initiative please click Wall of Smiles
You Smile, We Smile,...
We're delighted to reveal the new promotional video about Smile4Wessex - You Smile, We Smile, They Smile.
You may find it moving, emotional, uplifting, inspirational, or a combination of all those things, but we hope...
S4W Children's Neuro Centre
Working in partnership with University Southampton Hospitals NHS Trust, the charity has part-funded the development of a world-class Children’s Neurosciences Centre to replace the previous Children’s Neurosurgery Ward.
Phase 1 of this fabulous new facility provided a six-bed ward (including two high-dependency beds), a single side-room for those at high risk of infection, and the relocated Paediatric Video-Telemetry Suite. The new Centre provides a spacious, bright and welcoming environment for the youngsters who often spend extended periods on the ward, and makes it possible for a parent to stay with their child during what is often a difficult and worrying time. Phase Two of the project (currently underway) is providing a dedicated playroom with sophisticated interactive sensory equipment designed specifically to stimulate children and aid rehabilitation, a parent room and other associated facilities.
We are incredibly proud of this project, and delighted that the Hospital Trust has named it the 'Smile4Wessex Children's Neurosciences Centre. Children, parents and staff are already benefitting from the new facilities, and once Phase 2 of the work is complete, we plan to hold an Open Day so those who wish to can see the unit for themselves.
Intra-Operative Nerve Monitoring
Neurosurgical Operating Microscope
Paediatric Video Telemetry (PVT) Suite
The Smile4Rich Ambulance
Auto-Tilt Sigma Physiotherapy Chair