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Ward 6: 0141 211 1367
Boulevard: 0141 211 6452
Bute: 0141 211 1386
Campsie: 0141 211 6417
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Huntington’s disease (HD) is a complex neurological condition with symptoms that typically begin to develop between the ages of 30 and 50.
In around 5-10% of cases HD symptoms develop before the age of 20 - this is known as Juvenile Huntington’s disease.
HD is hereditary, meaning it impacts upon entire families over generations rather than on individuals alone. Each child of a person with HD has a 50% chance of inheriting the condition.
As HD progresses it can affect a person’s:
Symptoms generally progress slowly over a long period time. Those impacted may experience gradual loss of independence and require increasing care and support. Most people with the condition will eventually require 24 hour care.
A well coordinated multi-disciplinary approach to the care and support of people living with Huntington's disease is essential.
The Scottish Huntington’s Association has published a National Care Framework which outlines the care and support that HD families should be entitled to receive throughout the country.
The National Care Framework is funded and supported by the Scottish Government and backed by all parties in the Scottish Parliament. It was developed by a multi-disciplinary expert group and has been supported and endorsed by the National Advisory Committee for Neurological Conditions, NHS Boards, Health and Social Care Partnerships, professional bodies, HD family members, academics and national and international third sector partners.
The Framework seeks to ensure that the care and support provided to individuals and their families living with Huntington’s disease takes account of their specific health & social care needs throughout their experience.
The National Care Framework for HD can be viewed at care.hdscotland.org
HD Specialists ( best first port of call)
Sally Woolvine (Senior HD Specialist)
Jessica Muscatt (HD Specialist)
Claudia Lang (HD Specialist)
Gillian Blair (HD Specialist)
David Dale Business Centre
159 Broad Street
0141 556 4100 / 0141 556 2136
HD Clinical Lead
Dr Elizabeth Lightbody
510 Crookston Road
0141 556 4100
Senior Specialist Youth Advisor
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General Tel: 0141 211 6564
The Healthcare Chaplain for Leverndale Hospital, including the Mother and Baby Unit, can be contacted on 0141 211 6695. The Chaplain’s Office is in the Hotel Services Building.
The Chaplaincy Service delivers spiritual and religious care to all people. Spiritual care addresses the fundamental human need to have a sense of peace, security and hope particularly in the context of injury, illness or loss. Healthcare Chaplains do this by being attentive to the patient’s story, looking for sources of strength and resilience, valuing the person and what is most important to them. Religious care can be a crucial aspect of this. Healthcare Chaplains work with other NHS staff to ensure that these needs are met and, where appropriate, in partnership with local faith and belief groups.
Please visit our web page for more information on the Spiritual Care and Healthcare Chaplaincy Service.
An NHS Healthcare Chaplain is always on-call and ward staff can arrange for them to be paged. A Roman Catholic Priest is also available at all times.Contact Tel: 0141 211 6695