The hospice provides the
most up to date methods of pain and symptom control; they support the
physical emotional and spiritual needs of all patients and their families,
and aim to help all involved to come to terms with their illness in a loving
and supportive atmosphere. The care is provided by a dedicated team of
professionals, supported by loyal volunteers and is free to our patients and
their families. Hospice care is expensive because of the amount of time
given to patients. To be able to provide the right care for all patients and
their families they have to raise a great deal of money locally. Although
they receive Government funding, the difference between that and their
running costs is nearly £1 million a year. They receive a regular source of
income from two retail shops in Newport and one in Ventnor.
Fundraising is ongoing
and vital to the survival of the Hospice.
All donations made to WightCAM will be forwarded in
full to The Earl of Mountbatten