On April 11, World Parkinson’s Awareness Day, Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) visited the BC Legislature in Victoria, BC. Jean Blake (CEO, PSBC), Dr. Martin McKeown (Director, Movement Disorder Clinic, Brain Research Centre UBC), Kristen Sundvick (Research Assistant, Movement Disorder Clinic, Brain Research Centre UBC) and advocates Paddi, Brian and Kate Wood, met with the Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Terry Lake, Judy Darcy, Opposition Spokesperson for Health and members of both the BC Liberals and BC NDP Outreach Caucuses.
The purpose of the meetings was to build awareness of the impact of Parkinson’s disease (PD) on those diagnosed and their families, and to ask for support in the development of a provincial strategy for the management of PD. This strategy would increase access to allied health professionals and movement disorder specialists, as well as call for a more integrated system that worked to improve knowledge of PD among health professionals. PSBC is calling for a pilot project to be funded that would address these issues and assist in forming a provincial strategy.
If you are interested in joining our provincial advocacy network, please contact:
Jean Blake, Chief Executive Officer
1 800 668 3330 | email@example.com
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