Parkinson’s aid fears as county nurse quits
Nursing boss saysTrust seeks full replacement
A Rutherglen man who suffers from Parkinson’s disease has warned Lanarkshire could see the level of care cut after a nurse he helped bring to the region quit her job.
Harry Hay fought tirelessly to have a dedicated Parkinson’s nurse operating in the Lanarkshire area, eventually having one installed 15 years ago.
More recently, with help from then Rutherglen MSP James Kelly, a second position was created.
But the original nurse is set to leave the role at the end of this month.
Harry, 68, is now concerned NHS Lanarkshire will not bring in a like-forlike replacement. He says although the nurse leaving was a trained Parkinson’s nurse, the second position was merely for a neurological nurse with an interest in Parkinson’s disease.
Harry, who was diagnosed 17 years ago, also raised concerns about the pay
Concerns Harry Hay, pictured with James Kelly MSP, has expressed concerns about the lack of Parkinson’s provision in Lanarkshire