Parkinson’s Nurse Specialists

CONTACT DETAILS

EDINBURGH BRANCH PARKINSON’S UK

133 Grange Loan, Morningside, EDINBURGH, EH9 2HL
0131 465 9156
SERVICE LOCALITY
North East, North West, South East, South West

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Who is the service for?
Adults, Older People
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65+

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information SERVICE DETAILS

COVID-19 Service UPDATE...

Parkinson’s Nurse Specialists Service During Covid-19

The Parkinson’s Nurses say hello and we trust you are all coping during this period of time in our lives.

Clinic Appointments...

APART FROM VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF CASES YOUR APPOINTMENTS WITH YOUR PARKINSON’S NURSE WILL NOT BE FACE TO FACE IN CLINIC FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

HOWEVER WE WILL BE PHONING YOU ON THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT.

You will receive a letter about this before your next clinic appointment. If you are unsure please phone our helpline and not the hospital records team.

Telephone Helpline...

We continue to take calls on our telephone helpline 0131 465 9156.

We check messages from Monday – Friday from 8:00am - 4:00pm and we aim to return calls within 2 working days. Please leave your name, telephone number and date of birth and we will do our best to help you.

Remember you do not become suddenly unwell with Parkinson’s so PLEASE contact your GP for advice or dial 999 if you are acutely unwell. If you have general medical concerns please call your GP, do not ignore any health concerns.

When attending any NHS appointment please follow the guidelines set out in the pdf Generic Physical Distancing Arrangements in Outpatients.

Take care and we look forward to seeing you again at some point in the future. We will keep you informed of any developments via the Branch website.

Normal service details...

There are three Parkinson’s Nurse Specialists for Edinburgh and the Lothians. Alison Stewart is the lead Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist and has been in post since 1999. In June 2009 two further Parkinson’s Nurse Specialists were employed, Allison Darbyshire and Tina Daniels. Our Parkinson’s secretary, Tracy Fergie, completes the team.

Our role is to act as an expert resource to other healthcare professionals thereby improving the service they provide to people with Parkinson’s and their families.

The unique role of the nurse is:

- To provide patient education, support and identify the care needs
- To co-ordinate services for Parkinson’s patients and their families, as part of the care team
- To co-ordinate care for people with Parkinson’s when in hospital
- To act as the ‘middle man’ between therapists, GPs and Consultants.

The Nurses have Nurse Led clinics at the Western General Hospital, St John’s Hospital, Astley Ainslie Hospital and Roodlands Hospital. We also hold clinics in partnership with Consultants at the Western General, Liberton and Astley Ainslie hospitals. We also see patients who are completely housebound in their homes and in Nursing Homes.

How to contact us

We can be contacted by telephone via an answer machine – Monday-Friday office hours: This is for non-urgent enquiries as all urgent issues should be dealt with via your GP. Please ensure you leave us a telephone contact number. We work out of the office a lot of the time and therefore cannot deal with emergency calls. We will try and return your call within two working days.

Parkinson’s Nurse Specialists
Royal Victoria Building
Western General Hospital
Edinburgh
Tel: 0131 465 9156

Newsletters

We produce a newsletter three times a year. You can download the pdf versions at http://www.edinburghparkinsons.org/nurse-specialists.

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Edinburgh Branch Parkinson’s UK

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