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Earl Mountbatten Hospice is the Island’s only hospice and a centre of excellence for end of life care.
Last year it cost £7million to run the Hospice and its services. We received 35% in funding from the NHS, which means a massive 65% of this was raised by the community.
At EMH we do not just look after people with cancer. We care for patients with conditions including heart failure, Motor Neurone Disease, Dementia, liver failure, heart and lung disease and kidney failure. We also provide support to their families, friends and carers both during the illness and into bereavement.
We also work with the NHS and Children’s Community Team to support end of life care for children and young people on the Island.
On any one day, the EMH Community Team supports around 600 people and their families within their own home, or their residential or nursing home. The team receives around 50 new patient referrals each month.
In 2014 – 15 there were almost 400 admissions to the Hospice ward. Almost half of those patients were able to return to their own home or to their nursing or residential home, many remaining under the care of the EMH Community Team.
Each month throughout 2015, more than 150 complementary therapy sessions were delivered to patients and their carers and around 100 people attended one of our art and craft groups.
Around 75 people use the Bereavement Service at EMH each month. We run a range of bereavement groups at the Hospice so that as many people as possible can access support. We are also developing a new service which reaches out to any child or family affected by death and dying.
With your support we can ensure our work continues and our services remain free of charge for current and future generations.