THE Earl Mountbatten Hospice has won a national award for its work developing children’s services.
The award was presented to the team at the annual Hospice UK conference in Liverpool this week.
Some months ago, the hospice entered the Annual Hospice Innovation Award, based around its children’s partnership with Island charity, KissyPuppy, and the Island’s children’s paediatric team.

Hospice chief executive Nigel Hartley said: “Many staff and volunteers past and present have contributed towards this award, as well as Sophie Rolf and her parents, Aaron and Gemma, who both inspired and motivated us all to join together to create a bespoke service for dying children and their families across the Isle of Wight.
“This award is in recognition of an incredible achievement,” he said.
The awards, now in their fifth year, recognise the contribution both individuals and innovative programmes have made to hospice care in communities across the UK.