Regarding the petition for a permanent Parkinson’s nurse (Herald, March 5), we meet regularly with Phil and the team at Sussex Community NHS Trust (SCT) to talk about how the role has improved support for local patients, and we are delighted to see all of the positive comments made by those via this petition and directly from people using this service, and their carers.
It is vital that people are able to receive the best possible care, in the most appropriate place – and this post was set up to help with this and reduce the number of people with Parkinson’s Disease who go to hospital when they could be cared for elsewhere.
We are working with the team at SCT to clearly show the impact this post has had over the last two years, which will allow us to agree further funding.
We have a meeting set to discuss this information with SCT at the end of this month, and we hope to have this resolved as soon as possible.
chief operating officer
NHS Coastal West
Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group
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