A 2016 pre-reg Nissan Note was supplied to Rennie Grove by Glyn Hopkin Nissan in St Albans for on-call nurses travelling long distances.
Rennie Grove Hospice provides specialist care in patient’s homes and operates a 24/7 responsive unit, 365 days per year and travel approximately 450,000 miles on an annual basis. Managing the life-threatening symptoms of their patients is a crucial part of having a team of nurses’ on-call to attend to the needs of the elderly in the very own comfort of their home rather than having to be admitted to hospital.
Judith Moore – Head of Nursing and Clinical Services at Rennie Grove, said: “As more patients need our care, our hospice at home nurses are making more planned and unscheduled visits to their homes at any time of the day or night. It was becoming increasingly important for the charity to have the security of owning a reliable vehicle and we are delighted that support from our local community has brought this about.”
Prior to introducing the new Nissan Note to their fleet, nurses have had to use their own cars to make visits to patients’ homes. “We know the mileage is likely to increase,” said Judith, “and although the scale of the demand for hospice at home care means nurses will still have to use their own cars, it’s great that they’ll be putting fewer miles on their own vehicles now that we have the Nissan Note. It’s a perfect, manageable size for our nurses, ideal for the country lanes or city streets they need to negotiate at any time, whether that’s late at night or during rush hour.”
Chris Howells – Business Development Manager at Glyn Hopkin in St Albans, said: “It’s great to be able to support the Rennie Grove nurses’ vital work in the local community this way. We know the car will be put to very good use helping local families affected by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses in their time of need.”
Thank you to everyone at Rennie Grove Hospice Care, we sincerely hope your new Nissan Note provides a new lease of comfort in each journey!