Ricky Grant Unit

Ricky Grant Unit
Level 6 (Blue Zone)
Torbay Hospital
Lowes Bridge
Torquay TQ2 7AA

Tel: 01803 655219

Services

The Ricky Grant Day Centre is a haematology/oncology day centre providing chemotherapy and other associated treatments, plus education and advice, on an outpatient basis.

We work in close association with Turner Ward, the acute care ward for haematology and oncology, and maintain open lines of communication between ourselves and the community, including GPs, District Nurses, Macmillan Nurses and the Rowcroft Hospice, thus making every effort to provide a seamless service for the patient and their significant others in their cancer journey.

We are a resource for both staff and patients regarding the care of patients receiving chemotherapy.

The unit also provides a P.I.C.C. line placement nurse-led service, in association with Turner Ward, and assists patients with the maintenance of their line. Support is also given to outpatients regarding the insertion of Hickman lines. A new clinic and venous access assessment service provides patients with appropriate information regarding their diagnosis, planned treatment and likely side effects. This enables us to identify any venous access issues and plan accordingly. Patient held records are provided.

Activities

  • Talks for new patients
  • Venous access clinics
  • Outpatient chemotherapy
  • Blood/Blood product support
  • Bone marrow biopsies
  • Venesection/Venepuncture

Referral and Contacts

Medical referral via consultant.

Please telephone 01803 655219 for issues regarding:

  1. New treatments
  2. Venous access problems
  3. Treatment timings
  4. Hickman lines
  5. P.I.C.C. lines
  6. Complaints

Co-ordinator (01803 655219) for planned admissions.

Support for Patients

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm, direct contact with nursing staff.

24-hour mobile number for patients receiving ambulatory chemotherapy.

Direct referral to all members of the Cancer Support Team.

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