Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. This means that messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting. MND can affect how a person walks, talks, eats, drinks and breathes. However, not all symptoms necessarily happen to everyone and it is unlikely they will all develop at the same time, or in any specific order.
Patients diagnosed with MND in Ayrshire are seen at a multi-disciplinary clinic at the Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Centre, Ayrshire Central Hospital, Irvine. This service provides access to a Consultant, MND Regional Care Specialist as well as input from Speech and Language Therapy, Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Psychology.
MND Regional Care Specialist - Telephone 0141 201 2380
Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Centre - Telephone 01294 323030