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Ballerina loses right to overnight carer to help her use bathroom

What happened to dignity?

Ballerina loses right to overnight carer to help her use bathroom

A former prima ballerina left disabled by a stroke lost her Supreme Court battle today for an overnight carer to give her ”dignity and independence”.

 

Ms McDonald was left with reduced mobility after a stroke in September 1999

10:20AM BST 06 Jul 2011

Justices at the highest court in the land dismissed an appeal by 67-year-old Elaine McDonald in a majority ruling.

Last October Ms McDonald, who was once a star of Scottish Ballet and received the OBE in 1983, lost her case at the Court of Appeal in London and suffered a further defeat today.

Faster access to stroke surgery could help over 1,000

Faster access to stroke surgery could help over 1,000

Up to 1,200 strokes could be prevented every year if patients suffering ‘mini-strokes’ were operated on within two weeks, according to a major report published today.

By Stephen Adams, Medical Correspondent

6:30AM BST 21 Jun 2011

Only four in 10 stroke patients receive potentially life-saving surgery to stop a recurrence within the recommended time frame, a report by the Royal College of Physicians and the Vascular Society found.

Norfolk’s singing neuro nurse is getting the message across

Norfolk’s singing neuro nurse is getting the message across

UEA lecturer Steve Smith with his sons Simon and Dan (not pictured) are to embark on a 5000-mile charity motorcycle ride. UEA lecturer Steve Smith with his sons Simon and Dan (not pictured) are to embark on a 5000-mile charity motorcycle ride.

Music and motorcycles are helping a University of East Anglia lecturer to raise awareness of serious brain conditions

Steve Smith works at the UEA’s school of nursing and midwifery and is an expert in neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, MS, stroke, and Huntington’s disease.

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