Abbots Wood Manor Hosts Parkinson’s Clinic To Help Local Community

A specialist Parkinson’s Disease clinic at Abbots Wood Manor has made a game-changing difference for people in the local community.

Specialist Nurse Becky Mitchener now operates a weekly clinic after Home Manager Helena Barrow invited her to use a space in the home.

Previously, people living with Parkinson’s Disease in Hailsham had to drive or travel by public transport to access Becky’s clinic.

But now Becky is in Hailsham every Monday morning to see patients, and it’s making a huge difference for the people that need her support.

Helena said: “Becky is over the moon to be able to see her patients at Abbots Wood Manor.

“We’ve got her set up in lovely surroundings, and it’s made a world of difference to the people who used to have to travel out of town to see her.

“Parkinson’s is a complex condition, and Becky’s specialist knowledge is invaluable for her patients and our team.”

Helena and Becky are working together on a training programme for the team Abbots Wood to hone their care skills when working with residents living with Parkinson’s.

The home also intends to have a Specialist Care Homemaker who’ll be fully trained by Becky and can provide outstanding support.

Helena said: “To have somebody of Becky’s calibre and knowledge guiding us is terrific.

“We’re always looking for ways to develop and improve our care service, and to have a specialist care Homemaker in the team will be fantastic.

“We’re looking forward to working with her and helping her to continue supporting the community too.”