A STATE of the art ambulance has been delivered to Southampton General Hospital that will help hundreds of seriously ill children get the treatment they need.

The £100,000 retrieval ambulance is specially equipped to transport very ill children to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the hospital.

The dedicated ambulance, which contains specialist equipment for children requiring intensive care "on the move," includes a portable ventilator and high specification monitoring equipment as well as other key medical instruments and machinery.

Families have also contributed to the £100,000 target by organising fundraising events and activities. Fundraisers include Loraine and Andy Parsons from Bournemouth, whose son Alfie was cared for in PICU, Roger and Claire Dibden from Bournemouth and Sean and Claire Garrett from Waterlooville whose son Freddie was also looked after at the unit.

To find out more information about how you can get involved in fundraising for Southampton Hospital Charity please contact the team on 023 8079