I have overall executive responsibility for the delivery and quality of the service delivered by Cornwall Hospice Care.  This includes the clinical, support and volunteer services needed to ensure the patients and their loved ones are looked after with care and compassion by experts in safe well maintained premises.  I joined the charity in September 2015, having worked most of my life in the NHS in nursing and management roles.  I left the NHS in 2006 to work for Marie Curie and for four year was the Associate Director of Patient Services responsible for the national community nursing service and their network of hospices across the UK.  I am not Cornish but having lived with my husband  in North Cornwall since 1998 consider this my home and the post here was an opportunity for me to give something back to the people of Cornwall, a county I love.