What we do
Our Parkinson's disease service cares for people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's and related movement conditions.
Parkinson's disease is a condition in which parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years. The main symptoms of Parkinson's disease affect physical movement.
We provide information, support and advice about the condition, from the time of diagnosis and throughout the disease spectrum. We support patients who are admitted to hospital to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible.
Patients with movement disorders are also seen by the Trust's other neurologists and physicians. Our team works very closely with physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists.
We also have Parkinson's Disease group activities with Parkinson's UK, that may be helpful for some patients.
Preparing for your hospital stay
If you experience parkinsonism (slow and rigid movements, tremors) you may be worried about managing your condition during your stay. These concerns are common and are addressed in our Trust information leaflet when you come to our hospital.
Where to find us
Our outpatient clinics are held at:
William Harvey Hospital, Ashford
Buckland Hospital, Dover
Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury
Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone
Faversham Health Centre
Royal Victoria Hospital, Herne Bay.
How to use this service
Please see your GP if you're concerned that you may have symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Your GP can refer you to our service.