Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Hospital Joins New Scheme

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Hospital Joins New Scheme

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Byline: Toni Guillot Reporter toni.guillot@trinitymirror.com

EXPERTS at a Teesside hospital are hoping to make a difference to people with Parkinson's Disease after being asked to join a PS1.5m pioneering scheme.

The James Cook University Hospital Parkinson's team has been selected by the charity Health Foundation to be part of a programme it is running aimed at improving patient care and the way people manage their own health.

It will see a specialised Parkinson's Advanced Symptom Unit (PASU) which will be based at a community day hospital to provide specialist care for people with the condition.

And it will see patients given half-day or all-day appointments which means health workers will have more time to carry out a complete assessment of complex issues.

Dr Neil Archibald, consultant neurologist from James Cook who will lead the team, said: "We are thrilled to receive this award and are looking forward to working with the Health Foundation. …

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