Developing an inreach liaison service for inpatients with Parkinsonism

By Dr Lucy Meadows, ST6 Geriatric Medicine, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust



People living with Parkinson’s disease (PwP) admitted to acute hospitals, often have advanced disease. They are more likely to be admitted to hospital and have longer length of stay than non-PD patients. Their risk of developing complications including medication errors, falls, delirium, infections and psychosis is increased.

Some of these are healthcare-associated harms, and healthcare with little expertise in PD require specialist support and advice to achieve excellent patient care of this vulnerable and complex patient cohort.

A gap in provision had been identified at HUTH, with many PwP in the complex and palliative phase admitted to hospital having a poor outcome, and not receiving specialist input during their unplanned admission.


Provide an inreach service delivering specialist review of PwP receiving inpatient care at the HUTH acute hospital Trust

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