Brief Description and Aim
The Clinical Services Plan for Neurology has highlighted and recommended the development of a model of care to manage Parkinson’s Disease. This is an important segment of the community with high care requirements over the long term. A model for organized care of these patients has been shown to improve outcomes and can lead to hospital avoidance. Currently the number of Parkinson Disease admissions through the LHD is equal in number to Stroke admissions and responsible for a high length of stay and readmission rate. The LHD plans to introduce a range of outpatient services for Parkinson’s disease in the near future and the creation of a model of care is a core element of this initiative.
The Neuroscience Network are facilitating the development of Parkinson disease guidelines and are seeking a GP representative to sit on this Network. It is envisaged meetings will be held bi-monthly with the initial meeting held on Friday 13 December at 7:00am – 8:00am in 8A/B Meeting Room, Level 8 in Acute Services Building, Royal North Shore Hospital, Reserve Road, St Leonard’s.
If you are interested or for further information please contact Dr Omar Ahmad, Neurologist & Department Head – Hornsby Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. Ph: 0422 433 196 or email Omar.Ahmad@health.nsw.gov.au
Neuroscience Network details:
Friday 13 December
7.00am – 8.30am
8A/B Meeting Room, Level 8, Acute Services Building
Royal North Shore Hospital
Reserve Road, St Leonard’s