Patients with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) are now able to receive specialist support at Forest Holme Hospice.
Annemieke Fox has joined the Poole organisation as a Motor Neurone Disease (MND) advanced healthcare practitioner co-ordinator, a new role that will be fully funded by the hospice charity.
Annemieke was previously a neurology research nurse and before that worked as a regional adviser for the MND Association as well as a specialist palliative care nurse specialist at the Macmillan Unit in Bournemouth.
Her role at Forest Holme will be to support people with MND and their families from diagnosis onwards, as well as be a single point of access for people with MND and their families.
Annemieke said, “I am absolutely delighted to have joined the wonderful team at Forest Holme. People with MND have to be supported by many professionals from both health and social care – physio, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, nutrition teams, respiratory teams, social workers, specialist palliative care – so it will be my job to co-ordinate these services to ensure they receive what they need at the right time.
Until now, most of these professionals have worked beyond their remit in order to ensure people’s needs are met, so my role will also ensure that they are able to continue to see people with MND but focus on the remit of their role.”
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