History of Countess Mountbatten Hospice
The Countess Mountbatten Hospice was opened in Sept 1977, which was then only the second NHS palliative care hospice in the country. From the start, Countess Mountbatten House (CMH) was committed to providing modern specialist palliative care, not just through provision of beds, but through integrated support for carers and hospital staff as well as patients.
Today the hospice supports over 3000 patients and their families every year living with terminal illnesses across Southampton and South Central Hampshire. It provides care for people in its Day Care Unit, a 27 bed inpatient unit and out in the community – either in their home or in a care home setting.