Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) now has a new Parkinson’s Clinical Nurse Consultant. The position is co-funded by Parkinson’s NSW will support people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers who reside in the Tweed, Byron and Ballina. Support will be offered at outpatient clinics, home visits and hospitals.
Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurological condition in Australia. The number of Australians affected is expected to increase as the population ages. People living with Parkinson’s have more frequent hospital admissions and until now has had limited care and support in the community.
The first referrals to the service will be taken in December. Please contact the service on (02) 6620 6361 for more information or to make a referral.