Multiple Sclerosis (MS) information sessions are to be held across the Western Isles for MS patients, their family members, carers and other members of the public, with Guest Speaker, Vicki Mathews, MS Specialist Nurse and Nurse Advisor for the MS Trust.
The sessions, arranged by local MS Specialist Nurse, Rachel Morrison, will provide a unique opportunity to hear about the complexity of MS care and ask any questions about the condition.
The MS Trust is a national charity that provides information, advice and support to people with MS, their families and health professionals involved in MS care. Vicki Mathews’ role is to advise the MS Trust’s educational and information teams, participate in educational programmes, research projects and inform trustees for strategy development. She develops new resources for health and social care professionals.
Vicki belongs to the International Organisation of MS Nursing, the UK MS Specialist Nursing Association and British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is also a committee member of the Royal College of Nursing Neuroscience Forum. She has a Masters Degree in rehabilitation counselling and has worked as a nurse specialist and counsellor in both general neurology and MS. Her special interest is the emotional experience of MS.
Sessions open to the public will take place as follows:
- Wednesday 8th August – 7pm - An Caladh, Balivanich
- Thursday 9th August - 7pm – Barra Learning Centre, Castlebay
- Saturday 11th August – 1pm - Clinical Skills, Western Isles Hospital, Stornoway
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