Monthly Archives: April 2012

Brave Lindsay gives hope to other MS sufferers

At just 32 years old, Lindsay was struck down with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Published on Saturday 28 April 2012 11:06

Lindsay Moore

TWENTY years ago Lindsay Moore was accepted into a prestigious dancing college in London.

Today she sits in a wheelchair completely dependant on her carers and unable to even feed herself.

At just 32 years old, Lindsay was struck down with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Twelve months later, after beginning to get her head around the diagnosis,

Lindsay, who dreamed of being a professional dancer, was told she had primary-progressive MS – the most aggressive form of the condition.

The second sickening blow meant within two years she was confined to a wheelchair, unable to even complete the most simple of tasks without help.

92-year-old waited 38 hours for medical help for her gashed leg

Despite repeated calls for help from her carers and family

Published on Saturday 28 April 2012 06:00

A FRAIL 92-year-old woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease had to wait 38 hours for medical assistance after she was left with blood pouring from a gashed leg.

Despite repeated calls for help from her carers and family, Irene Roden was left alone by emergency services, who said her injury was not a high priority.

Now health officials are investigating why nurses using a call-out system for the elderly took so long to respond to Mrs Roden’s injury.

Kosovan delegation eager to learn how social care is provided in Norfolk

Norfolk Social Services is a showcase

27 April 2012

Norfolk’s social care services will be showcased to an international audience when a delegation from Kosovo visits the county next week.

The group will be welcomed by Norfolk County Council on Tuesday and Wednesday as part of a week-long visit to the country that has been arranged by the Department for International Development.

With a task of shaping social care services following their decentralisation in Kosovo, the group, consisting of Mayors, Directors of Social Care for several local authorities in Kosovo, and Officers from the Ministry for Social Welfare, are keen to learn how Norfolk provides social care services for both adults and children.

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