Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity (CMHC) are delighted to announce that we will be partnering with Mountbatten Isle of Wight in taking over the running of Countess Mountbatten Hospice from University Hospital Southampton. CMHC has supported the Hospice since its conception in 1977 and are excited to be able to play an even bigger role in its future.
Although both organisations will be partnering together, we will continue to run as separate charities with separate financial accounts, staff and volunteers. No money raised for Countess Mountbatten Hospice will be used to support Mountbatten Isle of Wight and vice versa.
The essence of the partnership will be to expand the services offered at Countess Mountbatten Hospice such as a much needed Bereavement Service and Hospice at Home. Together we will build on the excellent care that is already provided by the wonderful staff and volunteers.
Sue Hill, Chair of Trustees at CMHC said ‘Trustees and staff see this change as a positive step in ensuring even more people with a life-limiting illness receive excellent end of life care across Southampton and Hampshire. We are continually grateful for the support of our local community for our much loved Hospice and hope this will continue as we move forward’