Parkinson's sufferers to get 'one-stop' treatment

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A combined service has been created in Devon to provide care and support for people with Parkinson's disease.

The group, Healthcare for People with Parkinson's, has relocated a number of services to the Mount Gould Local Care Centre in Plymouth.

Two specialist consultants, two nurses and a team of therapists will work at the centre.

It is hoped the new service will provide a "more co-ordinated approach for assessment and provision of care".

The service will run alongside services provided by Plymouth NHS Trust.

Elaine Fitzsimmons, Deputy Director of Development for NHS Plymouth said: "I'm really pleased that we've been able to bring together these specialists into one convenient service."

There are currently about 800 people in Plymouth who benefit from such services which has involved them travelling to different appointments around the city.

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