CHN Parkinson’s Nurse Phone Clinic


 

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To coincide with Parkinson’s Awareness Month, Capital Health Network is launching a dedicated phone advice service for people living with Parkinson’s Disease and their carers in the ACT.

The CHN Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist, Naomi Edison, is available each Wednesday morning between 9am – noon on 0400 206 793.  The clinic will commence on Wed. 10 April (the day before World Parkinson’s Day).

What the phone clinic can offer:

  • assistance in navigating the health system
  • basic education and information regarding symptom management
  • advice on available services in the ACT and assistance in making referrals
  • identification of short term concerns and appropriate pathways for management.

What the clinic cannot do:

  • offer advice regarding medications, medication adjustments and prescribing options.

 

Naomi is also available to attend general practices to meet with Practice Nurses and/or patients alike to speak with them about a Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis.  The role of Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist is supported by Parkinson’s ACT, Rotary Club of Hall and the John James Foundation.