Charity information


Earl Mountbatten Hospice is the only hospice on the Isle of Wight and lead provider of palliative care to the Island community. We care for patients suffering from or affected by life-shortening illnesses and provide vital help and advice for their families, friends and carers. We are here to help Island people live well and die at peace in the place they choose.

Founded 1982

  • Mission statement

    Our mission is to promote and to provide good care and support for those people living with, affected by, or curious about death, dying and bereavement across the Isle of Wight.

    Our vision is of a world where all dying people and those close to them have access to expert, compassionate and cost-effective care of the highest quality, whatever the illness, whoever they are and wherever they happen to be.

    Our values

    We care about what we do – we appreciate that people are different and we are kind and compassionate to our patients and families, to our local community and to each other

    We are experts in our field – we are professional at all times, aspiring to be the best that we can be in everything that we do

    We are innovative and bold – we respond quickly and creatively to the changing needs of our society within the scope of our human and financial resources

    We respect our community – we exist for our local population now and into the future, and we believe that we can achieve more together by working in partnership with others

  • Aims

    Mountbatten aims to:

    • Improve early identification of people nearing the end of their lives to enable better planning and co-ordinated care which helps support patients and their carers to prepare for death
    • Improve communication and awareness around end of life care and promote the use of care planning to enable those identified as approaching end of life, and those important to them, to state their wi
    • Improve the coordination and integration of end of life care to create an individualised journey within one integrated system of care, with easily accessible, shared patient records and care plans.
    • Improve access to rapid response 24/7 end of life care, developing a single point of access and the resources required to provide it.
    • Ensure that people approaching the end of their life, their carers, families and staff, have their physical, psychological and spiritual needs safely, effectively and appropriately met during the da
  • Overview

    Established: August 1982

    Registered Charity Number: 1039086

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 100

    Part time staff: 50

    Volunteers: 550

    Phone number: 01983 217300

    Address: Halberry Lane PO30 2ER

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