Patient Care

To call the Inpatient Unit: 02380 475528

Countess Mountbatten Hospice works in partnership with University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust to fund specialist palliative care services for patients with life-limiting illnesses, under the care of Countess Mountbatten House.

We provide palliative care services to people affected by life-limiting illnesses, including – but not only – cancer, and support for their families and loved ones.

Palliative care is the term used to describe the active holistic care of patients with advanced, progressive illness. It includes the management of pain and other symptoms, as well as the provision of psychological, social and spiritual care. It is called a ‘holistic’ approach, because it deals with you as a ‘whole’ person.

Most of the people we care for are supported in the community, in their own home or care home. We also provide care in a daycare setting at the Hazel Centre, in hospital and in our 27-bed inpatient unit. The community we serve has a population of approximately 1 million people across a catchment area spanning around 460 square miles.

The following pages linked to this page provide information about our services and introduces the specialist teams that you may encounter, whether you’re accessing our services onsite or in the community. It also contains useful information for your family, friends and carers. If you have any further questions, a member of our team will be happy to advise further.

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