Regional PINNT Support Group

Patient Experience

  • Reference Number: HEY-972/2023
  • Departments: Nutrition Support
  • Last Updated: 13 June 2023

Who are we?

We are a friendly group of patients and relatives who came together in October 2013. We have artificial Nutrition either Parenteral Nutrition or Intravenous fluids at home. As a group we listen, provide support and practical advice when needed.

What to expect?

The group is run by the Clinical Nurse Specialists.  The atmosphere is relaxing and friendly. You are welcome to bring members of your family with you. They may also find it helpful to be involved.

Group aims

  • Meet other patients and relatives
  • Helpful “Tips & advice”
  • Good Opportunity to talk through any concerns privately or in small groups
  • Guest speakers are asked to attend.
  • Listen to presentation chosen by us the patients
  • Join in with the arranged discussions
  • Updates in practice around central line care
  • Share holiday experiences and explore coping strategies
  • Make suggestions and feedback about the service we provide for you

Is it for me?

Leaving hospital can be very daunting. You can sometimes feel isolated. Many patients find it is helpful to meet with other patients. Some people want to be involved as much as possible about their condition, others prefer not to. You are welcome to attend any of our groups twice a year. For more information speak with your Clinical Nurse Specialists.

When and where?

Two groups are held each year June and October at the Castle Hill Site. Invitations and a programme of events are sent out the month previous.

Come and have a drink, light snack and a chat. All are welcome.

Useful addresses and contact numbers

PINNT, PO Box 3126, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2XS Email: Website:

Clinical Nurse Specialists Monday to Friday (07.00am-4.00pm) Contact Mobile Number: – 07827 937025

This leaflet was produced by the Nutrition Team, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and will be reviewed in June 2025.

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