MND Scotland’s Care Service
MND Scotland funds a Care Team of specialist, highly qualified health professionals who support people affected by MND. Their role is to work with people with MND and their families, visit newly diagnosed patients to offer support and to assess their needs. As trained clinical specialists, Care Team members liaise with other health and social care professionals to ensure the best possible care for each individual. These professionals can include Occupational Therapists, Nutritionists, and Speech & Language Therapists and Social Workers. If you have been recently diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease you can choose to recieve support from a member of MND Scotland’s Care Team. Your neurologist should refer you on to the care team who will then contact you, however there can be delays in this process. If you wish to speak to a member of the care team call 0141 945 1077.
Where are MND Scotland’s Care Team members based?
The service covers the whole of Scotland. Each Care Team specialist is a member of a neurology team based in one of the neurology centres within an NHS Scotland hospital.
In the West of Scotland, covering as far as Dumfries and Galloway to the Western Isles, Carole Ferguson and Laura Cunningham are based in Glasgow’s Southern General hospital.
In the East of Scotland, covering Edinburgh, Lothian, the Borders, Stirling and part of Fife, Judith Newton and Gill Stott are based in Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital.
In Tayside, Carolyn Webber is based in Ninewells hosptal in Dundee.
In the North of Scotland, covering Grampian and Highland, in additon to the Northern Isles, Dianne Fraser is based in Aberdeen Maternity hospital and Andy Bethell is based in Nairn Town & County Hospital.
Support our Care Teams
The Care Team service requires over £300,000 to maintain annually. Click here to make a donation to support the excellent work of our care teams.