Parkinson’s disease service
The Parkinson’s nurse service provides care to patients, carers and families in Barnsley, enabling those patients who are newly diagnosed and throughout their illness to benefit from being managed in an environment suited to their individual needs.
The service provides individualised care, empowering people to manage their condition with the purpose of improving quality of life, improved access to services closer to home and greater choice of service provision.
The Parkinson’s nurse works closely with the consultant neurologists and elderly physician at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. They also work alongside general practitioners and other health and social care professionals to promote effective management of the condition.
Why would someone choose the service
- Responsive Service – advice can be given over the telephone and appointments can be offered within one to two days of contact.
- Patient satisfaction surveys show 95% satisfaction across all areas of the service.
- The services employs a highly specialised nurse who has experience in supporting people with Parkinson’s.
- The Parkinson’s nurse has excellent links with consultant neurologists, general practitioners and other health care professionals to enable a high standard of care.
Staff you may meet
- Occupational therapist
- Social worker