Specialist Nurse Clinic
specialist nurse support for those facing cancer and other life-limiting illness
Who can use this service? Patients in Herts (or Bucks) with any life-threatening or life-limiting illness
When is this service available? weekdays by appointment
Where is the care provided? at our Grove House day centre in St Albans, Hertfordshire
About our Specialist Nurse Clinic
Our Nurse Clinic gives patients with cancer or any life-limiting illness convenient access to nursing care and support for symptom management. The emphasis is on giving you control and helping you to manage your own health and wellbeing so you can live as well and independently as possible throughout your illness.
You’ll be able to discuss your condition and your symptoms with an experienced registered nurse at your own pace. In turn, they’ll give you advice and support with your medication, your symptoms and your overall wellbeing.
- Meet with a specialist nurse, at your own pace, to discuss your symptoms and changing needs.
- Get support with managing your symptoms so you can live well and independently.
- Receive ongoing support, including coping strategies and psychological support.
- Get sign-posted and referred to other services that can help you and your family.
Like all Rennie Grove services, our Specialist Nurse Clinic is completely free of charge. It’s not means tested and there’s no cost to patients or their families. We can deliver the services thanks to the generosity of the local community. In short, donations, charity shop income and fundraising events cover 91% of our running costs.
Those already registered as a patient with our Grove House Day Services can simply speak to a nurse or phone 01727 731000 to assess whether an appointment with a nurse would be helpful.
New patients to Grove House will need to have an initial assessment to determine if our day services are a good match for your needs. This can be arranged by phoning 01727 731000 or calling in to one of our Drop-In Sessions.
To access this clinic, patients must first register as a Grove House Day Services patient. Although patients can self-refer, it is more expedient if their GP or consultant makes the referral.
At Rennie Grove, our five service teams work collaboratively to help patients and their families live the best quality life they can. You can learn more about the role each service plays to support adults facing life-changing illness, and their families, here.
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