Parkin­son’s aid fears as county nurse quits

Nurs­ing boss saysTrust seeks full re­place­ment

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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

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