Our hospices are open and we are maintaining our patient services and reviewing the situation regularly.  Please do continue to support your local hospices as we depend on your generosity to fund our care.

Please read our guidance before visiting Cornwall Hospice Care’s Mount Edgcumbe Hospice and St Julia’s Hospice.

We have today (Monday 23rd March) made the difficult decision to temporarily close all our charity shops and postpone or cancel all our events up until July.  *Please do not leave donations at any of our shops. Our staff are not there to clear them from outside. Thank you.

Whilst our Community Services are not currently operating, we hope you might find these self-help ideas useful.

Wednesday 25th March: A message of thanks to our staff and support staff from Paul Brinsley, our Chief Executive;

“I want to pay tribute to our dedicated nursing staff and support staff at our two hospices who despite the worrying situation the world is in, are still coming to work and caring for our patients. Their extraordinary commitment is humbling and every day they are going above and beyond what is expected of them normally to offer sanctuary and care to people with terminal illnesses.

We have had to impose strict rules on visitors and visiting times and all our hospice staff are helping to ease the burden this places on our patients. They are always compassionate and this has been brought in to sharp perspective by the situation we all find ourselves in.

A thank you doesn’t seem enough, but I and our charity Trustees do thank them all wholeheartedly for their professionalism and dedication to their work, work that’s never easy at the best of times. We are proud of them all and inspired by their continuing commitment to those people in Cornwall who need our specialist care even in these darkest of times.”

About Cornwall Hospice Care

We are a Cornish charity that provides specialist care for people with terminal illnesses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our clinical teams support in and out patients and their families at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice in St Austell, St Julia’s Hospice in Hayle and in Cornwall’s hospitals, care homes and in the community.

We also run a 24 hour advice line for other healthcare professionals and share our knowledge through education programmes supporting the healthcare workers of the future.

Thank you!

Every year it costs over £5.3 million to provide the specialist care we offer to our in and out patients, their families and their carers.

Only 19.1% of this is funded through a contribution from Cornwall’s NHS Commissioners who in the last financial year gave us £1 million.

The rest is raised by the people of Cornwall, people like you, who leave us legacies, support fundraising events, play our lottery and donate to, and buy in, our shops.


St Julia’s Hospice is rated Outstanding.

Mount Edgcumbe Hospice is rated Good.