Covid Update

Covid procedures at our hospices, shops and donation centres are remaining in place.

At our hospices, all front-line staff  are continuing to wear the necessary and extra PPE on the wards and visitors are being asked to carry on wearing masks if they are able to.

In all of our shops and donation centres, till screens stay in place, we’re asking  staff, volunteers and customers to keep wearing masks/visors and sanitiser stations remain. We’re continuing to restrict numbers entering the shops at any one time.

We hope you understand our stance – without the income from our shops we can’t operate our hospices. Read our full statement HERE.

Our shops and donation centres need you!

We need volunteers across our shops, donation centres and events. Volunteers are vital to our charity and you will gain new skills and friendships. Can you give your gift of time? Click volunteer below to find out more.

Find shop and donation centre opening hours here. Our teams can’t wait to welcome you in store, please follow all Covid-19 guidance when shopping and donating with us.  You can check what items we CAN’T accept, see example fire labels and download a Gift Aid form by clicking HERE.


Our hospices

Our hospices remain open 24/7, providing 20 beds for terminally ill patients who need us.

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, patients staying at our hospices can still be visited, however we have had to change our policy and introduce some additional guidance for those wishing to visit their loved ones.  Click the button to see our latest advice.

Cornwall Hospice Cake

Why not organise your own cake sale to raise vital funds for Cornwall Hospice Care this July?

Do it from the comfort of your own home or garden, at your place of work, in your local village hall or in the school playground at pick up time!  Making and selling cake is a tasty and effective way to raise funds for us so why not join us a sell some Cornwall Hospice Cake this July!


Our care during the pandemic


Our hospices and care services have remained open 24/7 during the pandemic thanks to our key workers. We’ve now released details of the care we’ve provided in the last financial year.

As Covid-19 forced the country in to successive lock downs, our teams remained committed to our front line and to our patients, their families and their carers.  In the financial year 2020/2021 we:

  • Admitted 404 patients in our two hospices.
  • Provided 748 hours of care to Lymphoedema patients in 732 face to face & 400 telephone appointments.
  • Our healthcare professionals advice line received & dealt with 1,479 calls.
  • Our bereavement counsellors provided 1,867 appointments.

Community Services

We're here for you

Although our Community Services face to face venues are temporarily closed, we are still here for you.  We have a Listening Ear service, a virtual Community Friendship Café on Facebook and advice on our self-help page. Please click the link below to find out more.


Cornwall Hospice Care Covid-19 statement

Cornwall Hospice Care has ensured Covid-19 risk assessments have been carried out in all areas of our charity. Where required, adjustments have been made to ensure working environments are as Covid secure as is practically possible.

The safety of our patients, their families, our staff, volunteers, customers and supporters is paramount. We work closely with all relevant authorities and advisory bodies to ensure we are following current guidelines, implementing any changes as necessary.

Thank you!

In these challenging times our world has changed in many different ways. However, the one constant has been the care we provide at our two hospices that have remained open 24/7 admitting patients to our 20 end-of-life and specialist palliative care beds.

As a charity we rely heavily on the support of the people of Cornwall, people like you, who leave us legacies, support our virtual fundraising events, play our lottery and donate to, and buy in, our shops and donation centres.

Thank you, we need you now more than ever!


St Julia’s Hospice is rated Outstanding.

Mount Edgcumbe Hospice is rated Good.