MP pledges to help increase hospice services

Categories: Care and Leadership.
MP Mims Davies and Nigel Hartley

Eastleigh MP Mims Davies has pledged to help Countess Mountbatten Hospice in Southampton with its plans to increase services.

In September last year the hospice joined a partnership with the NHS and Clinical Commissioning Groups and led by Mountbatten Isle of Wight, with the aim of growing the services they provide.

Visiting ahead of Easter, Davies vowed to continue discussions with ministers over the ongoing challenges facing the hospice, in the hope it could attract extra grant funding to improve its building. Commenting after the visit, she said:

“It was really interesting to hear about the plans for Countess Mountbatten and the new and unique partnership. This is an example of local hospices coming together for the greater good and I support the partnership wholeheartedly.

“It’s clearly a very highly regarded hospice but there is a growing need for the care and support that it offers, therefore we all need to do more, and as Eastleigh’s local MP, I will continue to speak with my colleagues in Westminster to see how we can help.”

 A new Psychology and Bereavement service has already been launched at Countess Mountbatten and further new services and fundraising opportunities are being explored. Mountbatten’s chief executive Nigel Hartley, said:

“It was a pleasure to welcome Mims to Countess Mountbatten. She took a real interest in what we’re aiming to achieve, especially how we want to reach out to the growing number of people who need us. 

“We’re grateful for Mims’ continued support as we develop our plans to make Countess Mountbatten one of the very best hospices in the country.”

For more information visit Countess Mountbatten Hospice