Rennie Grove Hospice Care
Who we are
Rennie Grove Hospice Care provides hospice care at home and in a day hospice for patients with a life-limiting illness in Herts and Bucks. Our care is tailored to patient need whether it is end of life care or support through treatment and into remission. The charity's free of charge services also include support for all the family, following diagnosis, during the illness and throughout bereavement. Our nurses work closely with healthcare professionals, striving to eliminate hospital admissions where possible and making the choice to stay at home a reality for thousands of patients every year.
Rennie Grove Hospice Care is a local charity working in the Chilterns' area of Buckinghamshire and Dacorum, and the St Albans and Harpenden districts of Hertfordshire in the UK. Our vision is that patients with life-limiting illness in our area can choose how and where they want to be cared for towards the end of their life. Responsive 24/7 hospice at home care is provided in patients' homes. We also offer day hospice care and support for all the family, during illness and bereavement, in Dacorum, St Albans and Harpenden.
HOW WE CAN HELP
We employ teams of nurses who can provide practical nursing care and specialist support and advice. Our nurses operate a 24 hour on-call service and are available to visit patients at home or offer advice over the telephone at any time of the day or night, all year round. This means that patients and their families feel supported and in control as they know that a Rennie Grove Hospice Care nurse is never more than a phone call away.
We work closely with the patient's family, their own General Practitioner and District Nurse and alongside all the other services that may be involved in providing care. By working together, we can ensure that the patient receives the best possible care at home.
OUR SERVICE IS FREE
All our services are provided without charge to the patient. This is made possible through the support and generosity of our communities as we rely on donations, legacies, fundraising and income from our shops for most of our income. We receive only 16% of the funds required to maintain the service from the NHS.