Huntington’s Disease Service

Huntington's Disease Service

Our specialist Huntington’s disease service provides excellent care and support for patients who have highly complex needs, and their families. It encourages independence and maximises patients’ quality of life.

Huntington’s Disease Service provides

  • inpatient care with individual rooms
  • specialist assessment
  • access to core therapies and referral to appropriate services outside the RHN
  • family support
  • ongoing assessment, treatment and care, adapting to patients’ needs
  • care for patients with challenging behaviour
  • palliative care
  • dedicated gardening space for patients

 

The Huntington’s disease service multi-disciplinary team includes

  • a specialist consultant
  • GP/specialty doctors
  • assistive technologists
  • dieticians
  • music therapists
  • neuropsychologist
  • nurses
  • occupational therapists
  • physiotherapists
  • postural management team
  • speech and language therapists
  • social workers

 

“That’s one of the advantages of this place – the social interaction. There are nurses, physiotherapists, other patients, always someone coming in. She meets lots of people and it helps her use her brain.”

Jim, whose wife lives at the RHN