We look back with Dr Deborah Stevens

To mark St Piran’s Day this year we’re tackling a key question; what has Cornwall Hospice Care ever done for us?

We’ve challenged our Medical Director, Dr Deborah Stevens to give us the answers before she retires at the end of March 2020.

Firstly she reminds us what life was like before Cornwall had its first hospice and what a difference our hospices have made over the last 40 years;

What has Cornwall Hospice Care ever done for us?

Dr Deborah Stevens says the charity has made a difference to many thousands of people in the county, some of whom have shared the most powerful stories once they’ve experienced our care;

What has Cornwall Hospice Care ever done for us? It’s been home to an extraordinary group of staff and volunteers who over the years have continued the caring and supportive ethos of the hospice movement. They’ve provided incredible care and gone above and beyond, as Dr Deborah Stevens explains;

What has Cornwall Hospice Care ever done for us?  It’s ensured future Doctors and healthcare professionals understand the importance of palliative and end of life care. It means the patients and families facing terminal illness in the future will still be able to rely on the best of care. Dr Deborah Stevens and her team have even won awards for their teaching.

What has Cornwall Hospice Care ever done for us? The charity’s medical staff have been involved in ground breaking research and development, publishing papers and collaborating at national level. As Dr Deborah Stevens explains, their knowledge is significant;

What has Cornwall Hospice Care ever done for us?  We’ve raised awareness of the importance of dying and death, working with a wide range of people and with the GPs of the future.  Some of our collaborations have been ground breaking, as Dr Deborah Stevens explains;

What has Cornwall Hospice Care ever done for us?  We’ve been at the forefront of developments in our field, ensuring our patients get the best treatment and care possible.  Dr Deborah Stevens, our retiring Medical Director says we are always reviewing the challenges ahead and developing our techniques so we are ready to support those who will need us in the future;

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