Community Parkinson's Nurse

In April 2019 Capital Health Network launched a dedicated phone advice service for people living with Parkinson’s Disease in the ACT.  The CHN Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist, Naomi Edison, is available:

 

  • each Wednesday morning between 9am and noon

  • on 0400 206 793.

If Wednesday morning is not a convenient time for you, just ring the number any time and leave a message for Naomi, who will call you back when she can.  Please leave a short message with your name and the best phone number for Naomi to call you on.

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.