Help provide specialist co-ordinated care for people with MND
Care for people with MND requires input from a wide range of health and social care professionals. Our MND Care Centres ensure people with MND receive timely and co-ordinated support from a team of MND specialists all on one day, under one roof, reducing the need for exhausting repeat hospital visits. This co-ordinated care has been shown to improve quality of life and life expectancy for people with MND.
Last year alone, our 22 Care Centres helped 3,828 people living with MND. It costs us approximately £60,000 each year for each of our MND Care Centres, with the remainder of costs being met by the NHS.
“There's a marked difference between going to your local hospital where the neurologist isn't an MND specialist, and going to the Care Centre where everything centres on you and MND. The doctor at the local hospital is a general neurologist, so he doesn't have an in-depth knowledge of MND and there's no real tracking of my progression. It sounds strange, but we really like going to the Care Centre. We can see the neurologist, the physio, the OT, the dietitian all in the same place on the same day. You know they're monitoring the progression. They're specialists, so they really know what they're doing. That gives you confidence."
David, living with MND.