Our work in the Southampton General Hospital

We’ve been providing books and stories to the Southampton General Hospital since 2014. As well as being used within the traditional hospital wards, our books are greatly valued by staff and patients of Bursledon House – Southampton’s in-patient paediatric psychiatric unit.

“Reading is my great passion (20 years a secondary English teacher and literacy lead) and I am always so impressed by the quality of the books that you send. Hospitals and school libraries were always synonymous with shabby old books and broken games in my previous experience – the service you provide really challenges that and reflects the absolutely vital role that literature can play in children’s lives.”

Headteacher, Southampton General Hospital

Children and their families soak up traditional tales and enchanting stories from our highly experienced storyteller, Mike. He travels the wards, telling tales and weaving his magic, which almost always ends up with everyone in the room having a good old belly laugh!