Elin Jones calls for long term plan for Parkinson’s care throughout Ceredigion

Elin Jones meets with Parkinson's Aberystwyth group

Elin Jones calls for further work as specialist Parkinson’s Nurse position at Bronglais remains unfilled

Elin Jones AM has raised concerns over the care and treatment of people living with Parkinson’s throughout the Ceredigion. Elin recently met with Parkinson’s Aberystwyth group to discuss the concerns of people living with Parkinson’s and their families.

Elin Jones said:

“I think it’s fair to say that Parkinson’s care in Ceredigion is not in the best position to support all of those that need it. Following the retirement of the highly respected Parkinson’s Nurse based in Bronglais Hospital, I recently met with Parkinson’s Aberystwyth group, who are concerned that the Health Board has failed to hire a replacement.

“Parkinson’s Nurses have specialist experience, knowledge and skills to work with people living with Parkinson’s. They play a vital role in giving expert care to people as well as advice for families.

“It is incredibly worrying that there is currently a lack in provision for people in Ceredigion. I understand that the Health Board has sought to recruit to the position, but it currently remains unfilled.

“I now urge the Welsh Government to work with the Health Board to develop a long-term plan for Parkinson’s care and support in Ceredigion. All avenues must be explored, whether that’s physician’s assistants, cross boundary working or helping other nurses develop the specific skills needed. This position is too important to leave vacant, and a long-term plan must be put in place in order to avoid a lack of provision in the future.”

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  • Matthew Jones
    published this page in News 2019-09-18 14:35:46 +0100

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