About Cornwall Hospice Care
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Cornwall Hospice Care provides specialist medical care to patients with life limiting conditions and gives practical, emotional and spiritual support to them and their families
The charity has 24 in-patient beds at its two hospices (Mount Edgcumbe, St. Austell and St. Julia’s, Hayle); day treatments and therapies at both units; and specialist medical input in hospitals in the county. The professional team offer a truly holistic approach to care to help improve the quality of life of patients. Patients, their families, and carers are supported in an atmosphere of genuine warmth, which is positive, but not falsely optimistic. Around 500 adults are admitted to the two units as in-patients every year and there are approximately 2000 patient admissions for day treatments and therapies. Specialist equipment plus staff costs add up, and the charity receives just 13 per cent of its income from the NHS and therefore relies on the goodwill and generosity of people in the local community to support its work.