Epilepsy action call with ‘nine nurses for 26000 patients’

Urgent action is needed as there are just nine specialist epilepsy nurses looking after 26,000 adult sufferers in Wales, a charity has said.Epilepsy Action Cymru said at least 88 are needed but two health boards have no specialists and none have more than two.The charity is launching a campaign calling for action on Wednesday.The Welsh Government said there “is no single model for neuroscience services”.About 26,000 adults in Wales live with epilepsy – a condition that affects the brain and leads to repeated seizures – which is one person in every 94.However, Cwm Taf University and Powys Teaching health boards have no specialist nurses to deal with the condition, according to the charity.Aneurin Bevan, Hywel Dda and Betsi Cadwaladr each have one, while Cardiff and Vale and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg…


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