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We offer clinical support and information for people aged 18 and over who have Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson's in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area.

 

We also support their relatives and carers. We provide clinic appointments, home visits and self- management group sessions. We attend support groups on a regular basis. We can arrange interpretation and translation services when required. We work closely with neurologists from JPUH and NNUH.

 

We hold clinics at:

-Herbert Matthes Block, Northgate Hospital
-Kirkley Mill Health Centre, Lowestoft
-Beccles Hospital
-Patrick Stead Hospital, Halesworth
-Sole Bay Health Centre, Reydon
-Shrublands Health Centre,  Gorleston

 

Patients are able to contact a nurse through East Coast Community Access (ECCA) and they will be given a call back time for a neurology nurse to speak to them. This may be on the day or within 48 hours. If patients wish to speak to a specific nurse they may need to wait until their next available working day.
Neurology Nurses offer clinical support and information for anyone over the age of 18 and over who have a confirmed neurological diagnosis of
  •     Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
  •     Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  •     Parkinson's (PD)
  •     Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA)
  •     Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy (PSP)
  •    Cortico basal degeneration (CBD)

Patients must be registered with a Gt.Yarmouth/Lowestoft/Waveney GP.
There are five Community Neurology Nurses who cover Gt Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Waveney areas.
The Team work within the Community Integrated Neurology Services providing advice, guidance and support for people and their families living with long-term neurological conditions.
Nurses work closely with the Neurologists and Specialist Nurses at the James Paget Hosptial, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and Addenbrooks Hospital.

We offer
  • Nurse-led clinics based at Gorleston, Gt Yarmouth, Beccles, Lowestoft and Halesworth to provide comprehensive assessments, problem-solving and support to patients and their families.
  • Home visits (where appropriate)
  • Advice, support and information to community healthcare professionals and other residential and social care providers in the community.
  • Referral to other services when required.
  • Each specialist service will offer person centred supported treatment and self management tailored to their specific neurological condition
  • MS Getting to Grips Courses
  • Parkinsons newly diagnosed and self management groups
  • Attend Support Groups as able
  • Neurology Direct Advice line

 

The Neurology Nurses have access and liaise with
  • GPs
  • Hospital Neurologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Community Physiotherapists
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Dietician
  • Falls Service
  • Social Services
  • Voluntary / Carity agencies

To make changes to booked appointments please call: 01493 809977