Louise Ebenezer

Clinical nurse specialist for Parkinson’s disease
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Louise qualified as a registered nurse in 1988, working in acute medicine and then a ward manager in care of the elderly medicine. She has been a clinical nurse specialist for Parkinson’s since 2003. Louise gained a Masters degree in 2004 in care of the older person, she is an independent prescriber. Louise manages a case load of over 500 patients with Parkinson’s and related disorders, from diagnosis through to end of life. She runs her own nurse-led community clinics, virtual clinics, as well as twice weekly clinics within Princess of Wales Hospital. She also undertakes formal teaching sessions for all health and social care staff. She runs education sessions for patients and carers in both group settings and an individual.

She is an honorary lecturer in Swansea University and co- facilitates and teaches on the Parkinson’s disease course – ‘Nursing Management of Parkinson’s disease and related disorders’. She is vice-chair of Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist Association (PDNSA).

Louise also co-facilitates and helped set up the first Parkinson’s nurse course in Sub Saharan Africa in Moshi, Tanzania for East African nurses in 2012. There have been four further courses plus an online course during the covid pandemic in 2021. She has set up and been involved with three MDS European Nurse Summer School.

Her interests are managing complex Parkinson’s disease and patients with Parkinson’s disease dementia. She also has experience of managing younger women through pregnancy. She has been involved in several webinars and podcasts since changes due to covid pandemic in 2020

Louise Ebenezer: Empowering patients and professionals through education