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Gain an insight into Motor Neurone Disease

Published 10/05/2013

The next popular ‘Medicine for Members’ talk at Derby Hospitals will focus on Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and will take place on Tuesday 14 May at 6pm in Teaching Room 4, Level 3, Education Centre, Royal Derby Hospital.

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. It is a relatively rare disease; at any one time there are approximately seven in every 100,000 living with the disease. It can affect how people walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. Although there is currently no cure for MND, symptoms can be managed to help individuals achieve the best possible quality of life.  

Louise Hammond, Specialist Occupational Therapist will talk about the condition and how it affects individuals. Examples of real patient experiences will help illustrate the impact of this condition. There will be a focus on the ways in which people living with MND can be supported to manage symptoms and continue to make choices about how they want to live their life. There will also be a talk by clinicians from the Specialist MND team and from the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Louise said: “It’s important that high quality services are available to help support an individual and their family following a person being diagnosed with MND until the end of their life. How these services are delivered locally will also be illustrated at the talk.” 

Derby Hospitals holds regular events for its members to meet up and see first hand what is happening at the Trust. They are led by medical staff and managers to cover specific medical conditions and other hospital-related issues. 

All staff and public are welcome but pre-booking is required via 01332 786896 or e-mail dhft.membership@nhs.net. We will then confirm the timings and car park arrangements. 

We hope you will be able to join us. 


For further information, please contact:

Liz Smith

Communications Officer

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

Email: liz.smith21@nhs.net   

Tel: 01332 785778

Last Modified 10/05/2013