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People with Parkinson’s in hospital need timely medication and education to prevent readmissions, says Jacqueline Young.
Jacqueline Young

People with Parkinson’s in hospital need timely medication and education to prevent readmissions, says Jacqueline Young

Jacqueline Young qualified as a registered nurse in London in 1988. Married with two teenage children, she worked in the community for 18 years before moving, 2 years ago, to her current role as a Parkinson’s disease specialist nurse in a secondary care setting in Cambridge. The post was created with the aim of ensuring all people with Parkinson’s receive their medication on time.

What are your main work responsibilities?

To review all people with Parkinson’s admitted to hospital to ensure medication is prescribed correctly. I also assess people in A&E and try to prevent hospital admission. Education of patients in hospital is important to prevent readmission for common problems such as aspiration pneumonia.

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