Our two hospices at Mount Edgcumbe, St Austell and St Julia’s, Hayle have 16 intensive care beds between the 2 units, which are at the heart of the specialist palliative care that we provide.


Most patients will come into our units, having been referred by their GP or other healthcare professional, because they are having a difficult time with particular symptoms, or the overall impact of their illness.  We know that the idea of coming to the hospice can be a scary one, so that’s why we do all we can to make all stays as comfortable and easy as possible for both our patients and their friends and family.

As well as our beds, we have plenty of quiet rooms where you have time to sit and talk plus facilities to make drinks or grab a quick snack.  Our Catering teams at both hospices are also there to provide nutritious meals for all diets and “a little bit of what you fancy” as the saying goes.

You can get a flavour and a feel for what great facilities we have at our hospices, as well as help to allay any fears someone may have about what it’s like to step through our doors for the first time by watching our Virtual Tour short films at the bottom of this page.

Find out more about the care we provide on our website HERE.

St Julia's Hospice Tour

Mount Edgcumbe Hospice Tour