On behalf of all Mountbatten staff, volunteers, and our supporters, as well as the patients and families we care for, we would like to express our sincere condolences to the Royal Family and to people across our local communities following the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Our Queen’s service to the UK, the wider Commonwealth and the rest of the world has been one of honour, dignity, and loyal commitment, values we share at Mountbatten.

Our royal connection is an integral part of our history, and we are proud our organisation carries the name of our Royal Family.

A tribute book will be available at the hospice for anyone who would like to come in to pay their personal respects to the Queen.

This will remain open during the coming weeks.

We will continue to be available to support our staff, volunteers, patients, families, and our wider community during this sad time.