Six people share their stories in a touching and moving account of death, dying, and bereavement.
In 'Your Mountbatten Stories," watch how your donations, fundraising, and volunteering change how patients and their families live and die in our communities across the Isle of Wight, Southampton City, and large parts of Hampshire, supported by Mountbatten Isle of Wight and Mountbatten Hampshire's wide-ranging care and support services.
Featured in the film, Amanda, who has stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, said: "Mountbatten made me feel alive again. When you have cancer you can't do as you did, and I lost myself. Without Mountbatten's support, I think I'd be in a hole and shut away."
Donna and Ray share how Mountbatten's rehabilitation service and music therapy help them live well with their illness.
"Mountbatten helped to build my confidence," Donna said, "If I didn't come here, I might not leave the house much at all."
Chris, Cherie, and Stuart recall the care their loved ones received whilst they were dying and what that meant to them.
“Mountbatten means care, compassion, sensitivity, respect, and love." Shares Chris, "Because they really love what they do, the doctors, nurses, and volunteers.”
With your continued support, more people will have stories like these to tell. Thank you.
Mountbatten Isle of Wight and Mountbatten Hampshire are separate charities working in partnership to provide 24/7 inpatient and community domiciliary and palliative end-of-life care services to people across the Isle of Wight, Southampton City and large parts of Hampshire, including rehabilitation and enablement services and psychological and bereavement support to patients and their families.
Treating everyone with kindness and compassion and providing a safe and caring environment is at the heart of everything we do to support those living with a life-limiting illness and their loved ones.
We deliver 24/7 expert care and support to people experiencing death, dying, and bereavement. We give patients and their families choices about the care they receive, providing the highest quality nursing, medical, and therapeutic care within our hospices and in people's homes, supporting our patients and their loved ones' physical, social, and psychological needs.
We currently support around 3,000 families every day across the areas we serve.
Our services are free of charge to all who need us, thanks to the generosity of our amazing communities and our incredible volunteers who give their time to support the best possible care for local people living the last years of their lives.
We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: