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Parkinson's patients asked to share hospital experiences

Parkinson's patients asked to share hospital experiences
22nd July 2010

A Parkinson's disease charity is urging people who have recently had a hospital stay in Wales to pass on their experiences.

The Older People's Commissioner for Wales is conducting a review on the standard of dignity and respect in hospitals, according to Parkinson's UK.

In order to have the views of people with Parkinson's disease represented, the charity has asked anyone with the condition who has recently stayed in a Welsh hospital to submit evidence to the review.

A number of issues will be looked at by the inquiry, including communication, privacy, personal hygiene, end of life care, discharge planning and the standard of food and nutrition on the wards.

"The review is a great opportunity to highlight people's experiences and make suggestions for improvement. And it's also a chance to celebrate good care," the charity says.

One in every 500 UK citizens has Parkinson's disease, according to Parkinson's UK research.

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