Nurse and patient Grove House

Day ​Services

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Our range of day services based at Grove House in St Albans offers support with health and well-being to help our patients live well throughout their illness. Our day services are open to anyone who has been diagnosed with a life-limiting or potentially life-threatening condition, regardless of prognosis.  We can support patients who have recently received a diagnosis; are currently receiving treatment; are living with a long-term life-limiting illness; or who have been successfully treated but are in need of physical or emotional support through the recovery period. 

Patients can self-refer, and our support will often run alongside existing treatment plans.  Holistic care is at the heart of the services we offer which include well-being clinics and therapies offering practical and emotional care and support to help patients live the best life they can. Patients in Hertfordshire also benefit from care and advice from occupational therapists and a specialist physiotherapist. In Buckinghamshire, we work with other organisations to offer this type of service to ensure all patients receive the same high quality care.

Drop-in sessions

Our extensive drop-in hours provide quick​ and easy access to support. During these times visitors can come along and speak to one of the team without an appointment.  Whether you are a new or existing patient, a family member, or simply someone interested in learning what we are all about, you are welcome to drop-in during these times.

Drop-in hours are Tuesday to Thursday 9am – ​3pm and Fridays 9am-1pm

You can read more about our Drop-in sessions here.  Directions and contact details can be found here.

1:1 appointments

We offer free, fast-track, 1:1 appointments for Assessment Clinic, Specialist Nurse Clinic, Counselling, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy at Grove House.  You do not need a GP referral, simply an initial assessment with one of our trained clinicians to ensure the support we provide is appropriate for your circumstances and condition. 

To arrange a 1:1 appointment and/or an initial assessment phone 01727 731000. 

Some of the ways we can support you include:

  • Support via phone or video call or face-to-face home visits – this can be for clinical concerns, such as for symptom management, onward referrals or for support with your well-being and general mental health.
  • Occupational Therapy – via phone, video or face to face home visits. Occupational therapists help adapt your day to day activities that you may be finding difficult, with or without use of equipment, fatigue and activity management, and more.
  • Physiotherapy – via phone, video or face-to-face home visits. Physiotherapists help you work on your mobility, strength, balance, breathlessness and more.
  • Putting you in touch with others who can help with day to day tasks, or for company via phone call

Courses and group sessions

We offer a range of courses, group sessions and physical well-being classes, both virtually and in-person at Grove House, including:

The Living Well Service -  a positive and active programme offering practical care and social support for patients diagnosed with cancer or other life-limiting illness. 

The Hope Course - a six-week programme, facilitated by MacMillan, specifically designed to help patients affected by cancer, during or after treatment has finished.  

Yoga and Tai Chi - we offer six-week courses of either Yoga or Tai Chi which provide gentle exercise to help boost your well-being. 

The Movement course - a ten-week course providing a circuit of exercises to help boost your fitness, flexibility and well-being. 

All of the courses and sessions are provided at no cost. An initial assessment is necessary to ensure that the course is suitable for your circumstances and condition.  Please be aware that our group courses are operating at reduced capacity in order to maintain adequate distancing for our vulnerable patients.

To enquire about any of the above courses, phone 01727 731000. 

Complementary therapies

Complementary therapies can be very relaxing and, in addition to helping dispel tension, they may help with specific complaints.  At Rennie Grove, we have a range of fully-qualified volunteer therapists who are trained to provide a range of complementary therapies for our patients, carers and family members.

Read more about our complementary therapies here.

If you or a loved one has a life-limiting illness and you would like to talk to someone about how we can support you, please don't hesitate to get in touch.