Formerly known as the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Mountbatten is the only Isle of Wight hospice and lead provider of palliative care to the Island community.

As well as the 16-bed Hospice in Newport, on any given day Mountbatten provide care in the home to over 650 people, as well as offering a number of other services too.

Below are the articles that OnTheWight has published about Moubtbatten.

Devoted Mountbatten nurse recognised with prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse

Dee Curless

A Mountbatten nurse who has devoted her life to the care of Islanders has been recognised by community nursing charity, The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).

Friday, 24th May, 2019 9:44am

By Emma Topping

Walk the Wight reaches 30th birthday in 2020 with special celebrations planned: Save the date

walk the wight sunflowers 2019

Make sure you save the date. Mountbatten plans to mark the occasion in style.

Sunday, 19th May, 2019 6:57am

By Matt White

Over 8,000 people took part in Walk the Wight 2019

Kids on Walk the Wight

Mountbatten CEO, Nigel Hartley, said the support was extraordinary and the stories of courage and determination were both humbling and inspirational.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 2:13pm

By Matt White

Sunday deadline to sign up for Walk the Wight

walk the wight celebrations

Don't miss the deadline to register for Walk the Wight and receive a pack, walker number and WtW t-shirt.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 6:00pm

By Matt White

BBC Radio 3’s Sarah Walker returns to Mountbatten

Sarah Walker

Sarah makes a return visit to Mountbatten Hospice with husband Martin Pyne to present a concert that’s as eclectic and exploratory as her radio programme.

Monday, 8th April, 2019 9:41am

By Emma Topping

Mountbatten offers bereavement support


The service is open to anyone who has experienced the death of someone close to them – no matter where they are, or how the person died.

Thursday, 28th March, 2019 1:42pm

By Emma Topping

Ken Hicks’ ‘An Island Legacy’ continues to support hospice

Ken Hicks, Carolyn Power, Jackie Whiller Consultant Nurse and Theresa McNamara Ward Sister at Mountbatten Hospice

Nigel Hartley says they are so very grateful to Ken for his outstanding contribution towards supporting Isle of Wight people and their families. His book is a wonderful legacy to the Island in more ways than one.

Monday, 11th March, 2019 2:50pm

By Emma Topping

Freedom of the Isle of Wight for doctor who helped set up Mountbatten Hospice

dr desmond murphy then and now

The Isle of Wight Council is holding an extraordinary meeting on 13 March to confer the honour on Dr Desmond Murphy for his dedication to improving end of life care for Island residents.

Tuesday, 5th March, 2019 3:51pm

By IW Council Press Office

Knit-a-chick: Tackle isolation while raising funds for Mountbatten

knit a chick

Two sessions will also be held in Mountbatten’s Shanklin and Ventnor shops encouraging people who may be isolated through long-term health conditions to come together and enjoy knitting or socialising.

Wednesday, 27th February, 2019 1:38pm

By Emma Topping

Isle of Wight Freemasons raise a whopping £3,000 for the Sophie Rolf Trust

Cheque donation to Sophie Rolf Trust

Over £3,000 has been raised by a lodge of Freemasons for an Isle of Wight charity that offers support for children who have life-shortening conditions.

Friday, 22nd February, 2019 9:24am

By Ed Baker

Mountbatten welcomes grant from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Freemasons

Nigel Hartley, David Foot, Liz Arnold, Tony Latter

The grant from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Freemasons will be used to support more Isle of Wight families who are facing death, dying and bereavement.

Monday, 18th February, 2019 5:09pm

By Emma Topping

What Hat will you be wearing for the Hospice?

woman in yellow jumper as a hat

Don't get caught out without a hat on Mountbatten's Hats for the Hospice Day on 1st March.

Tuesday, 5th February, 2019 9:29am

By Emma Topping with one comment