St Julia's Hospice

In 1986 The Sisters of the Daughters of the Cross were instrumental in the opening of four palliative care beds in a private wing of St Michael’s Hospital in Hayle. By 1992 the project was extended to 7 beds and all were moved in to the main hospital building. By 1999 they had seen the completion of a purpose built hospice on the same site.


A great many people were involved in the fundraising project to build St Julia’s Hospice, including the fundraisers pictured above.  They’ve all been involved with our charity for more than 25 years, many as part of the numerous fundraising groups that are dotted around Cornwall.

The Sisters of the Daughters of the Cross left St Julia’s Hospice in 1999. It was later signed over to Cornwall Hospice Care (registered charity number 1113140) when the current charity was formed in 2006.

In October 2016 many of those who were originally involved with St Julia’s Hospice gathered to celebrate 30 years of hospice care in West Cornwall. They included former staff, volunteers and some of the Order of Nuns who set up the first palliative care beds in the hospital.

The celebration was in the form of a Cornish Cream Tea at The Clowance Estate and Country Club where many of the early fundraising events took place.

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