"Staff not fully aware how to care for Parkinson's patients"

About: University Hospital (Coventry) / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I went to ward 52 of Coventry University hospital, in Coventry.

Though I was not being treated for my Parkinson’s, it was clear that most staff were not fully aware of how to help care for a patient with Parkinson’s – only senior staff seemed to have any idea. I got my medication on time when possible, but staff had to be made aware of the difficulties of swallowing tablets with my Parkinson’s.

I did not manage my medication myself, which might have been a problem, but after guidance from my husband there were no problems.

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