The Specialist Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Service helps meet the needs of people living with Parkinson’s Disease, Parkinsonism or Parkinson’s Plus syndromes, and their caregivers, on the Mid North Coast of NSW by providing nursing advice, education and support.
What is the role of the Parkinson’s Nurse Service?
To enhance the quality of life and self- management.
A nursing assessment provides the basis for ongoing care and is carried out on the first visit. Suggestions may include referral to additional health professionals and Services and can support access to services such as National Disability Insurance Scheme or My Aged Care / Aged Care Services.
- Provides the bridge between the General Practitioner, neurologist and the hospital.
- Has advanced knowledge of Parkinson’s disease and the provision of disease-specific education around medications, symptom management, and disease-specific treatments.
- Able to develop healthcare plans and coordinate access to services and supports.
- Able to provide psychosocial support to consumers and caregivers.
Who is eligible for the service?
People diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Parkinsonism and /or Parkinson’s Plus syndromes.
Referrals can be made through a GP or Specialist, self-referrals, and from the staff working in the Aged Care Facility, Public and Private Hospital by contacting:
Coffs Clinical Network
39 Victoria Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 Email: MNCLHD-CHHC-Neurology@health.nsw.gov.au Phone: 6659-2333 Fax: 6659-2310
Hastings Macleay Clinical Network
20 Kemp Street, Port Macquarie NSW 2444 Email: MNCLHD-CHHC-Neurology@health.nsw.gov.au Phone: 5525-0586 Fax: 5524-2232
or Parkinson’s NSW Information line 1800644189 http://www.parkinsonsnsw.org.au