What is it?
Our Specialist Nurse Clinic is designed to provide patients with access to specialist care whilst maintaining independence. The emphasis will be on giving you control and helping you to manage your own health and wellbeing.
Our Specialist Nurse Clinic offers:
- Ongoing monitoring and management of symptoms and conditions
- Specialist advice on side-effects from treatment
- Ongoing support, including coping strategies and psychological support
- Sign-posting to other appropriate services
Who can use this service?
To use this service, you need to be registered with a GP surgery within St Albans, Harpenden or Dacorum and have received a palliative diagnosis or have a life-limiting illness.
How do I get referred?
If you are already known to Rennie Grove, you can be referred by a member of staff.
If you are new to Rennie Grove, you can ask any healthcare professional involved in your care, including your GP, to refer you to Grove House Day Services/Specialist Nurse Clinic. Our referral guidance for health care professionals can be found on our website here.
Alternatively, you can self refer by phoning us on 01727 731000, or stopping in during one our Drop-in Sessions, which run 9am-3pm Tuesday to Thursday and 9am-1pm Friday, when our nurses will be able to advise you and assess you for this service. When self-referring, it is helpful if you can provide us with your GP contact details and preferred contact method.
What happens during a typical visit?
Your appointment will take up to an hour and will give you the opportunity to discuss your condition and your symptoms with a specialist nurse and receive advice on medications and your overall wellbeing.
When is the Specialist Nurse Clinic available?
All appointments need to be pre-arranged and we will do our best to find a time that suits you.
Where is the Specialist Nurse Clinic?
The Specialist 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 Specialist 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 renniegrove.org/donate.
Please get in touch to find out more:
Grove House, Waverley Road, St Albans, Herts AL3 5QX
Telephone: 01727 731013