Our Services A - Z - Parkinson's Disease, Parkinson's Syndromes and Essential Tremor
About the service
The Movement Disorder Service for Older People provides people, over the age of 65, within the St Helens and Knowsley area with access to healthcare professionals with a specialist interest in Parkinsons Disease, Parkinsons Syndromes and Essential tremor.
Our service comprises of two consultant geriatricians, Dr Sarah Williams and Dr Ryan Mason, and a specialist movement disorder practitioner, Claire Andrew.
We provide multiple modalities to access appointments including face to face clinics at St Helens Hospital, telephone reviews, telemedicine and in-patient review. The aim is to provide quality long term care to suit individual patient needs.
Our service provides access to adjunct speciality services including Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Speech and Language and have links with local Psychiatry providers. A specialist Parkinsons exercise group is available for our patients at the Allen Day Unit in St Helens Hospital and established links with colleagues at Walton neurological hospital allow referral for consideration of advanced therapies including Apomorphine, Deep Brain Stimulation and Duodopa.
Referrals can be made by GPs/ other specialities via the patient booking service (PBS) or as an in-patient via the PDService inbox.
- About the Team
Dr Sarah Williams Consultant Geriatrician (Service Lead)
MB BS, BSc (Hons Neuroscience), FRCP
Dr Ryan Mason Consultant Geriatrician
BHSc (Hons Clinical Physiology), MBChB, FRCP
Claire Andrew Specialist Parkinsons Practitioner
BSc (Hons Physiotherapy), MCSP, MSc Parkinsons Clinical Practice
Janet Sumner, Directorate Manager
- Location and Contact details
The Parkinsons service holds clinics at the Allen Day Unit at St Helens Hospital on Tuesday pm and Thursday am. In-patient review at Whiston Hospital occurs on a daily basis as required.
Urgent telephone review can be requested by Health Care Professionals and patients on a Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm on
Diana Wilson Movement Disorder Secretary
Direct Line: 0151 430 1868
Claire Andrew Parkinsons Specialist Practitioner
Direct Line: 0151430 1774
- Additional information
Regional advice can be accessed by contacting
Parkinson's Local Adviser NW
0344 225 3656
Local support for Patients with Parkinsons can be found at the St Helens Branch PDUK.
Direct Line: 03001233683
- Relevant Leaflets/Documents/Links
For information and advice on Parkinsons or for emotional support call the Parkinsons UK helpline on 0800 800 0303
Website Parkinsons UK: www.parkinsons.org.uk
Page last updated on 19th May 2021