Project information

Home from Home

Our aim is to provide the patients and visitors with as comfortable stay as possible, being at the hospice, but feeling a little more like home. This project is about those comforts, chairs, beds, a tipple from the bar - each essential to enhancing their stay.

December 2010 - March 2011

Charity information: Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity

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  • Need


    We need to meet to 2 key requirements. The first is ensuring that patients and relatives are being properly cared for, the second is to make sure the hospice environment is fit for this purpose.

    Therefore we are investing in new chairs and beds for relatives which are in specialised materials to limit infections and ensure durability.


    By making these small additions, it means that all of the hours relatives spend with their loved ones can be done in comfort. Making this precious time a little easier. The beds enable relatives to stay over night, making the most of their time left together.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Comfort for all


    » Buy appropriate chairs and beds suitable for patients and relatives

    Success will be... relatives feeling able to stay with their loved ones

    Aim 2

    Making the most of precious time


    » By providing the chairs and beds it will enable relatives to stay longer and with ease, in comfort

    Success will be... enabling relatives to spend every hour they wish with their loved one, night or day

    Aim 3

    Make the hospice environment fit for purpose


    » By purchasing approved quality standard chairs, promoting infection control and durability

    Success will be... meeting the needs of patients and relatives long term whilst ensuring infection is controlled and minimised

  • Impact


    Long term these purchases will enable hundreds of patients and relatives to spend more precious time together. Enhancing this care by enabling this time to be spent in comfort, making a very difficult time just a little bit easier. Enabling them to feel that the hospice has a touch of home.


    The key risk is not purchasing the appropriate chairs and beds. This has been minimised by utilising the skills of the multidisciplinary team that make up the hospice services including specialist physiotherapists and occupational therapists and purchasing through an authorised supplier.


    We have a variety of communication methods available depending on the wishes of donors. These include updates via our website, by email or by letter. There is potential opportunity for profile raising activities or for absolute discretion depending on donor preferences.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,700 Armchairs 14 x 18 inch chairs with arm pads
      £530 Armchairs 2 x 19 inch chairs with arm pads
      £530 Armchairs 2 x 17 inch chairs with arm pads
      £2,300 Armchairs 5 x armchairs with drop arms
      £825 Armchairs 2 x armchairs with leg extensions
      £660 Fold out beds 2 x fold out beds for relatives
      £1,455 Refreshments Refreshments for patients and relatives from tea bar and patient bar

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Relative donation £1,500 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Countess Mountbatten House and Hospice Charity are located in Southampton. The hospice service covers the Southampton and South Central Hampshire area.


    The hospice service overall provides medical, practical and emotional support to over 3000 patients a year.

    Over 600 patients will be admitted to the in-patient unit at the hospice every year, each of these people along with their families and carers will benefit from this project.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Countess Mountbatten House is the only provider of specialist palliative care (hospice services) within the Southampton and South Central Hampshire area. The Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity exists solely to enhance the care available to patients, families and carers using the services of Countess Mountbatten House.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Kat Linsley Hood

    As Head of Fundraising, Kat is key in liaising with medical staff on the need and appropriate solution and securing funding for the project