Mountbatten hospice has been nationally recognised for the way it adapted its services during the pandemic, which allowed staff to reach more people in the community with expert care.
The Southampton-based hospice redeployed its expert staff team across the community, shifting focus to provide more care for people in their own homes at the height of the pandemic.
They accepted the Towergate Hospice Team of the Year Award on behalf of their team at the Hospice UK Awards, held at the charity’s national conference in Liverpool.
Suzi Graves, Consultant Nurse and Head of Community Services at Mountbatten Hampshire said: “The team have worked incredibly hard to transform the services we offer our community to care for more people at home.
“This award is a testament to their determination and commitment to serve their community, and I could not be prouder of them and what they have achieved.”
Mountbatten’s Chief Executive, Nigel Hartley, added, “Since Mountbatten Hampshire became an independent hospice in 2019, we have needed to work very hard to ensure people in Southampton and West Hampshire get the round the clock support they need.
“Developing our services so that our teams can provide care over a number of years for people in the last phase of life whilst ensuring 24/7 care to people when they need it in their homes was an important milestone and one which our teams have dedicated themselves to achieving.
“I am thrilled that the team are receiving the recognition they deserve for their hard work and would like to thank Hospice UK for this award.”
At the awards ceremony, Hospice UK CEO, Tracey Bleakley said: “Congratulations to Mountbatten on winning the Towergate Hospice Team of the Year Award. Their dedication and commitment to providing vital hospice and end of life care has been amazing to see, and without doubt has made a huge difference to the many people who rely on their support.
“We had some incredible entries for our awards this year. In spite of a difficult 18 months, there are so many inspiring projects, people and volunteers who’ve made a huge difference in their communities by helping people get the vital care they need.
“Whether helping to raise awareness about what end of life care is, making sure everyone in the community can get help they need or supporting families through the loss of a loved one, each of our winners has made a massive difference to the care people with life-limiting conditions and their families receive.”