Medical Clinic

If you have been diagnosed with cancer or other life-limiting illness, you or your family or carer may find it helpful to get some support and advice from our palliative care doctor.

Who can come?

To qualify for our hospice care, you need to be registered with a GP surgery within our catchment area and have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.

How do I get referred?

You need to be referred by your GP or another healthcare professional, such as a Macmillan nurse. However, if you are already known to us you can be referred by a member of our staff.

What will happen when I get there?

You will be offered a full medical assessment to identify your physical needs as well as clinical advice and help with monitoring and managing your symptoms. You are welcome to bring carers and family members to the Medical Clinic if you would prefer.

When & where is the Medical Clinic?

The Medical Clinic runs on Wednesday mornings at Grove House which is located next to St Albans City Hospital.

How will I get there?

Please make your own way to the appointment.  However, if this is difficult for you please discuss it with a member of staff and we may be able to arrange transport. 

What does it cost?

The Medical Clinic is provided at no cost to patients or their families. If you would like to make a donation to support our work, please go to