Parkinson’s NSW and Charles Sturt University collaborate on Nurse Specialist program for western NSW

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Charles Sturt University is collaborating with Parkinson’s NSW and the Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) on a four-year Movement Disorder Nurse Specialist Pilot Program to assist people living with neurological conditions in western NSW – including Parkinson’s.

The community-focused initiative will recruit 12 registered nurses to participate in the program which will improve access to specialised nursing care for people living with neurological conditions including Parkinson’s in the western NSW region.

Associate Professor of Nursing Rachel Rossiter of the Charles Sturt School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health is the research and evaluation consultant for the program. It will extend to the South Australian border – including Bourke, Wentworth, Balranald, and Broken Hill in the west, and east to Bathurst, Mudgee, and other localities.

Period12 Dec 2020

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Keywords

  • Parkinson's disease
  • Parkinson's NSW
  • research collaboration
  • Primary Health Network
  • specialist nurses
  • Pilot Program
  • model of care
  • Rural and regional NSW
  • equity
  • access