two nurses looking delighted with information about taking medication on time.

Clinical Nurse Specialist Andrea Thatcher and Parkinson’s Clinical Nurse Consultant Vince Carroll are not taking the subtle approach to a very important message on Parkinson’s medication.

Parkinson’s teams embark on medication awareness campaign

Sep 28, 2023

The Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Clinical Nurse teams in Coffs Clinical Network and Hastings Macleay Clinical Network are embarking on an education program for nursing staff across the Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD).

The education campaign, On Time Every Time, aims to raise awareness about time-critical Parkinson’s medication.

Medication delays in patients with Parkinson’s can significantly impact quality of life and increase length of stay in hospital.

The education campaign is timely with the recent introduction of the MNCLHD Parkinson’s Clinical Guideline, which Health staff can access on

The education opportunities for nurses throughout the LHD will be available until mid-December 2023.

Education sessions will be ‘toolbox talk’ style of 10 to15 minutes in duration.

There will be exciting competitions and prizes for the departments with the most attendance and improvements in medication timing. Further audits will be carried out every six months.

For further information, contact Parkinson’s Clinical Nurse Consultant Jody Lloyd on 0428 088 756 or Parkinson’s Clinical Nurse Consultant Vince Carroll 0428 726 717.

two nurses with a trolley decorated with balloons and posters of clocks

Clinical Nurse Specialist Shae Miller and Parkinson’s Clinical Nurse Consultant Jody Lloyd have some fun while delivering an important message time-critical Parkinson’s medication.

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