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, Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth
-Kirkley Mill Health Centre, Clifton Road, Lowestoft,
-Beccles Hospital, St Marys Road, Beccles
-Patrick Stead Hospital, Thoroughfare, Halesworth,
-Sole Bay Health Centre, Teal Close, Reydon
-Shrublands Health Centre, Magdalen Way Gorleston
Patients are able to contact a nurse through East Coast Community Access (ECCA) on 01493 809977 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)
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.
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
Speech and Language Therapist
Voluntary / Carity agencies
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Tel No 0808 800 8000
Multiple Sclerosis Trust
Tel No 01462 476700
Tel No 0808 800 0303
Motor Neurone Disease Association
Tel No 08457 626262
Progressive Supra nuclear Palsy Association (PSP)
Tel No 01327 860299
Multiple System Atrophy Trust
Tel No 020 7940 4666
Telephone Advice Line
This is not an emergency telephone line; if your query is urgent please contact your GP or telephone the 111 service.
If your question is in relation to your Neurologist appointment please contact the JPUH Neurology Dept on 01493 453937.
The Advice Line number is 01493 809977
You will need to give the telephone operator a brief description of your question or problem.
The telephone operator will give you an appointment time for the nurse to ring you back. If there is no answer they will make two more attempts, then you will need to ring again.
A number of telephone appointments for a Neurology Nurse to call back for advice will be available daily.
The nurse will endeavour to call at the appointed time but in the case of unavoidable circumstances there maybe a delay.
If the allocated appointment slots have been taken, you will be offered the next available appointment which may be a number working days.
If you wish to speak to your specific nurse a telephone appointment can be booked with them on their appointed working day, however if the nurse is on annual leave there could be a substantial wait.