Category Archives: motor neurone

Norfolk Beer festival helps local cancer unit

Cheers to Priscilla Bacon Lodge

Specialist palliative care unit receives donation from Norwich Beer Festival 
Edited by Andy Porter
A local specialist palliative care unit has received a significant donation from the organisers of the recent Norwich Beer Festival. Representatives from Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust’s [NCH&C] Priscilla Bacon Lodge received a cheque for £3,300 from Norwich and Norfolk Campaign for Real Ale [CAMRA] at an event held on 26 January.
The 16–bed inpatient unit, on Unthank Road, Norwich, is provided by NCH&C and offers specialist palliative care, advice and support to people with life–limiting illnesses, such as cancer or motor–neurone disease, and their family and friends.

Angela Rippon CARERS Week Interview 2011



TV presenter Angela Rippon talks about Carers Week, and her experience as a carer for her mother.

Neurology care 'is lacking' for UK patients

7 June 2011 Last updated at 01:56

Neurology care ‘is lacking’ for UK patients  By Michelle Roberts Health reporter, BBC News

Expert services are needed locally, says the report
Services for neurological conditions are poorly organised and do not meet patients’ needs, says a report.

The Royal College of Physicians and the Association of British Neurologists say many patients with conditions like epilepsy or Parkinson’s disease are unable to access specialist care.