The Trust is supporting an awareness week for
Parkinson's UK, starting April
Come along and meet the regional Parkinson's Nurses
at Univeristy Hospital of North Durham on 18th April and
find out more about Parkinson's. We will be there to have a
chat and offer advice to anyone who has been affected or
knows of someone with Parkinson's. There will
also be literature to take away and read.
Roughly in the UK there are around 120,000 people
with Parkinson's and approximately 10,000 people are diagnosed each
year with this progressive neurological condition.
Everyone should have access to high quality health and social care
including the help from a specialist Parkinson's
Parkinson's nurses are experienced registered
general nurses who have completed a special course in
Parkinson's. They are there to help patient's manage their
symptoms effectively by reviewing medication, offering advice and
emotional support and by acting as a link between the professionals
involved in patient care.
We are working to ensure that everyone who needs
support can access a Parkinson's nurse in their area. With County
Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust we currently have 4
Parkinson Nurses who work across
Louise Cochrane, movement Disorder Specialist
Liz Taylor, Movement Disorder Staff
Alison Rose, Senior Movement Disorder Specialist
Susan McCann, Movement Disorder Staff
Find out more about Parkinson's -
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community