MS Nursing Team
The MSWA Nursing Team is often the first point of contact for people newly diagnosed with MS after they see their neurologist.
Our MS nurses are committed to providing accurate, relevant information and holistic support to ensure you have a better understanding of MS and what to expect.
They also provide information, training, education, and ongoing support in relation to all of the disease-modifying therapies. This helps you with your discussions with your neurologist and in managing any side effects after starting a treatment.
Each nurse is highly knowledgeable and experienced with MS. From the initial diagnosis onwards the nurse can provide relevant advice and provide support for you and your family.
Within our Nursing Team:
Our Community Access Nurses provide:
- information, training and ongoing support relating to MS for medications (injection, oral and intravenous) at an MSWA Centre or in your home. They also provide advice on how to manage the medication and any side effects;
- tailored information on symptoms, symptom management and relapse management;
- individualised assessment and care planning including referrals to other MSWA teams such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, counselling, speech therapy, individual options and social welfare services;
- information on living well with MS including positive lifestyle changes, nutrition, complementary therapies and exercise.
Our Hospital Liaison Nurses:
- see people with MS in both hospital, outpatient and community settings;
- act as a primary contact and support for people presenting with MS in the primary healthcare system;
- provide liaison and support on hospital wards and in MS clinics;
- have access to an extensive network of MS experienced health care professionals.