Dr Deborah Stevens, Medical Director

As Medical Director I take ultimate clinical responsibility for the patients in our care. I was originally appointed to St Julia’s Hospice in 1993, prior to the merger with Mount Edgcumbe Hospice. My working time is divided into several spheres of activity. I have day to day consultant responsibility for the patients in St Julia’s Hospice. I also perform domiciliary visits to patients in the community and provide outpatient reviews. I undertake regular joint pain clinics, oncology clinics and ward rounds in the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust. I believe my responsibility is to ensure that Cornwall Hospice Care continues to provide the highest level of specialist palliative care. I sit on the clinical board of Hospice UK at a national level and am currently the chair of the Peninsula Network Specialist Palliative Care Group and am able to utilise these opportunities to benefit Cornwall Hospice Care. I am married to a full-time GP and when not at work we both spend our time supporting three very active children, a menagerie of rescued animals and an old wooden boat.