If you have been diagnosed with cancer or another life-limiting illness, you, your family or your carer may find it helpful to get some advice and support from a specialist nurse.
Our Nurse Clinic can provide this and offers:
- Clinical advice
- Symptom monitoring and management
- Ongoing support, including coping strategies and emotional help
- Sign-posting to other appropriate services, such as counselling, complementary therapies and Day Hospice
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. Carers and family members can also attend, either with the patient or by themselves.
How do I get referred?
Any healthcare professional involved in your care, including your GP, can refer you to the Nurse Clinic. However if you are already known to Rennie Grove, you can be referred by a member of staff. Alternatively you can refer yourself by either phoning 01727 731013 or by calling into our Drop-in Session on a Tuesday morning between 9am and 1pm when our nurses will be able to advise you and assess you for this service.
What will happen when I get there?
You will be offered a full assessment to identify your physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs. From this initial assessment, an individual programme of support will be agreed.
When is the Nurse Clinic available?
The Nurse Clinic is available from Monday to Friday, 9am – 4.30pm. Last appointments are at 3.30pm each day.
Where is the Nurse Clinic?
The Nurse Clinic is 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?
Like all Rennie Grove services, the Nurse Clinic is provided at no cost to patients or their families. As a registered charity, we rely on the generosity of the local community to fund around 85% of our annual running costs, allowing us to care for thousands of patients and families every year.
If you would like to make a donation to support our work, please go to our donate page.