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Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Service

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson's disease is a long-term (chronic) neurological condition that affects around 120,000 people in the UK. Parkinson's disease affects the way the brain co-ordinates body movements, including walking, talking and writing.

Parkinson's disease affects men and women, although men are statistically slightly more likely to develop it than women. The risk of getting Parkinson's disease increases with age.

Symptoms usually appear in people who are over the age of 50. However, younger people can also be diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The symptoms of Parkinson's disease usually begin slowly and develop gradually, in no particular order. There are three main symptoms of Parkinson's disease:

  • Slowness of movement (bradykinesia)
  • Shaking (tremor)
  • Stiffness of muscles (rigidity)

Our Service

At WWL we have a specialist Parkinson’s Disease Nurse led service run by Lisa Osborne, who joined the Trust in February 2012. The aim of the service is to provide support and enhance the quality of life for patients with Parkinson’s disease and their families/carers.

Key Services

  • Providing a Nurse Led Clinic
  • Advising on and monitoring of medication
  • Referring to other services such as Dietician, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy
  • Offering knowledge and advice
  • Providing a reliable source of information
  • Helping to maintain independence
  • Home visits for those who struggle to attend clinics
  • Support for Healthcare providers
  • Telephone clinic for those who require advice
  • Ward visits
  • Training for Carers/Health Professionals
  • Liaising with GPs and healthcare professionals to ensure patients are getting the best care

How do I make an appointment?

You can be referred to this clinic by any healthcare professional and is open to all people with a confirmed diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease or any of the Parkinson’s Syndromes (e.g. Supranuclear Palsy or Multisystem Atrophy).

Clinic Details

Monday   13.00 -17.00 Leigh Infirmary, Outpatients
Tuesday 13.00-17.00 Leigh Infirmary, Area 3 (join with Mr Kumar)
Wednesday 09.00-12.00 Telephone advice clinic (patients, carers and GPs) 
Thursday 08.00-12.00 TLC, Suite 2

Contact Details

Lisa Osborne
Management Block
Leigh Infirmary
The Avenue
Leigh
WN7 1HS

Tel: 01942 264831
Mobile: 07786 431750

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