IMPORTANT SERVICE UPDATE - PLEASE READ
From tomorrow (Tuesday 1 December) the community Parkinson’s Disease Service, currently provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care Services NHS Foundation Trust. will form part of the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Parkinson’s service within the wider Neurology and Care of the Elderly team.
For patients who currently receive care from the community Parkinson’s service, they can reach the team on 0300 422 6610, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All phone calls to the original advice line will be automatically forwarded.
If you are a healthcare professional, you can refer to the service by email or phone using the contact details above. Alternatively, you can write to the service at:
Parkinson’s Disease Service
Gloucester Royal Hospital
Great Western Road
Parkinson’s Nurse Team
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative neurological condition which can cause tremor, stiffness of muscles and slow movement. It is a very individual condition with symptoms and rate of progress varying from person to person.
Our team of specialist Parkinson’s nurses offer clinical holistic reviews and provide support and education for patients and their carers.
We run a number of clinics across Gloucestershire, providing caring, friendly support and expert advice for patients and their carers. These are held at:
- Cirencester Hospital
- Dilke Memorial Hospital, Cinderford
- Longfield Hospice, Minchinhampton
- North Cotswolds Hospital
- Tewkesbury Hospital
- Vale Community Hospital, Dursley
- Whittington House Nursing Home, Cheltenham
You can discuss any difficulties or symptoms you are experiencing, treatment options available and, if necessary, you will be referred on to the appropriate health or social care professional. We also run regular telephone clinics to offer contact, support and information.
We accept referrals from patients, relatives or clinicians via telephone, letter, fax or email.
Patients must have a confirmed diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease to be able to access our service.
Please note that if patients send in personal information by email this is by their own choice. Any information will be kept confidential by us, but we cannot guarantee its security. Please state your preferred method of contact from us – email, phone, or letter.