Skip to main navigationSkip to main content
The University of Southampton
Clinical Neonatal and Developmental Neurosciences Group

Southampton Hospital Charity Secured Funding for HIE Study

Published: 17 September 2019

Vital funding has been secured by Southampton Hospital Charity, for the research project on neonatal Hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) – a type of brain injury that develops in babies when there is a lack of oxygen reaching the brain around the time of birth.

"HIE is a fairly common neurological problem in the newborn period and it has significant long term effects on the affected baby and the whole family." said by Dr Brigitte Vollmer, Associate Processor of Neonatal and Paediatric Neurology at Southampton Children's Hospital.

On hearing the good news, Dr Vollmer said: "It's really good because now we can actually start pretty much in the next month to develop this new tool! With the funding we’ve received from Southampton Hospital Charity’s supporters, we have a real chance at improving the prediction of long term outcomes for the affected babies and their families by finding better tools that we can use within this period. We are so excited to begin this work."

The press release can be accessed here.

To learn more about Southampton Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Research (SHINE), click here.

To learn more about Southampton Hospital Charity, click here.

Privacy Settings