SPECIALIST MND NURSES SET TO DOUBLE
The announcement that the number of specialist nurses working in the NHS to care for patients with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is set to double has been welcomed today.
As part of a £2.5 million package of investment in improving specialist nursing provision, the number of specialist MND nurses in Scotland will increase from seven to fourteen to provide greater support to people with the condition.
The announcement has been welcomed by UK charity the MND Association and also by MND Scotland, who Tweeted they are “delighted” at the news.
Commenting, SNP MSP Christina McKelvie who has campaigned extensively on MND issues said:
“Today’s announcement is a real landmark for everyone who has worked hard to improve the care and support that is available to people with motor neurone disease.
“Having campaigned for many years for greater support for those with MND, I am absolutely delighted at the progress that has been announced recently.
“Ensuring that people with motor neurone disease receive the specialist nursing care they need makes such a big difference and today’s announcement that the number of specialist nurses is to double will make a significant difference.
“There is a real determination to improve the care that is given to people with motor neurone disease and today’s announcement will make an important difference.”