Multiple Sclerosis & Parkinson’s Disease Support
Cheryl Howe, former senior staff nurse at Lorn & Islands Hospital has been appointed MS and Parkinson’s Disease nurse specialist for Argyll & Bute.
Jointly funded by Parkinson’s UK and NHS Highland, Cheryl’s work will make an important and valuable difference to the lives of MS & PD patients, ensuring their needs, choice of preferred medication and treatment options are central to decisions taken in the management of their care.
Based at Connel Surgery, Cheryl is currently developing a network and planning the model of care. From Autumn 2014 she will start to introduce her service. This will include running clinics in various sites across Argyll and Bute and visiting those unable to get to a clinic. Telephone support will form an important part of the service and this will be available at designated times of the week.
Liaison with health professionals to arrange onward referral to specialist services will ensure seamless continuity of care, reducing stress for the patient. Cheryl will develop strategies and services already established to deliver first-class care to MS and Parkinson’s disease patients in Argyll and Bute.
New training courses will support patients, their carers and health professionals with medical and social issues associated with each condition.
For further details on the specialist care services available to you as a patient with MS or PD please contact Cheryl or your local GP.
Multiple Sclerosis & Parkinson’s disease
Tel: 01631 710903
Taynuilt Medical Practice