The two grants have been awarded to the £1.4 million refurbishment of Mount Edgcumbe Hospice in St Austell. The remaining costs have been met with help from other Charitable Trusts, a NHS England Capital Grant and a significant legacy left to the charity in 2011.

Mount Edgcumbe Hospice opened more than 30 years ago and more recently it was recognised that parts needed a comprehensive refurbishment and some redesigning. The result has improved certain clinical requirements and enhanced the experience for the patients, their families and those who care for them.

Chief Executive Officer for the charity, Paul Brinsley explains;

"This refurbishment is an extremely economical way of bringing the hospice building up to date to ensure the continuing work of the service in the future."

"As a charity, we are reliant on organisations such as The Duchy Health Charity and our local communities to ensure we are able to provide the level of specialist care the people of Cornwall have come to rely on. We are extremely grateful to The Duchy Health Charity for continuing their support for Cornwall Hospice Care and this particular project."

The refurbishment of Cornwall Hospice Care's Mount Edgcumbe Hospice is almost complete. The official unveiling of the refurbished works took place last month, when Richard Robinson, a Trustee of The Duchy Health Charity, was given a tour of the hospice to see the impact the donations have made.

“Our whole aim through the Duchy Health Charity is to help fund projects which enhance the wellbeing of the people of Cornwall and make a difference to people’s lives in all sorts of ways,” says Richard. “Mount Edgcumbe is a perfect case in point and it’s always a pleasure to see for ourselves the tremendous work done by Cornwall Hospice Care – and to know that we’ve been able to support the charity and the many people it helps.”