Today, the Scottish Government’s Minister for Public Health, Joe FitzPatrick MSP, visited Sue Ryder Dee View Court to see for himself the expert neurological care that is provided in the centre for people with a range of neurological conditions.
Scotland’s only purpose-built specialist neurological centre, Dee View Court, provides care for 22 residents with a range of conditions including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease, as well as providing self management support for people with neurological conditions who live in their homes in Aberdeen.
As demand for places at Dee View Court grows, we are calling for fundraising support to enable us to double the size of the centre, with building work already underway.
Sue Ryder welcomes Scottish Government's first neurological action plan
“I’m delighted to welcome Joe Fitzpatrick to Sue Ryder Dee View Court today," said Pamela Mackenzie, our Director of Neurological Services and Scotland. "We have been campaigning tirelessly for better care and support for people with neurological conditions across Scotland so we’re pleased the Scottish Government has now published its first national action plan for neurological conditions.
“We will be taking the opportunity today to discuss with the Minister how Sue Ryder can support the delivery of the action plan and ensure that nobody in Scotland misses out on the care that they so critically need.”
“Dee View Court is an excellent example of the impact that staff with passion and commitment, working in high-quality facilities, can have on the rehabilitation and quality of life for people living with neurological conditions," said Public Health Minister Joe FitzPatrick.
“Our draft national action plan on neurological conditions is currently out for consultation, and we look forward to working closely with Sue Ryder on implementation over the next five years.”
Tailored care and support
“The care and support that we provide at Sue Ryder Dee View Court is tailored to the needs and aspirations of each individual," commented Valerie Maxwell, Director of Sue Ryder Dee View Court.
“We do everything we can to help people with neurological conditions live their lives as fully as possible – from organising events and trips, and building up links with the local community to providing specialist physiotherapy and other treatments, and even giving people the chance to try virtual reality.
“The commitment of the team here at Dee View Court is second to none, so I’m really pleased the Minister will see for himself today the difference that specialist care from skilled and dedicated staff can make.
"I hope one day this can become the norm for people with neurological conditions wherever they live in Scotland,” she added.
Support our Dee View Court Capital Appeal
Imagine you can’t walk, talk or feed yourself. And even though you’re only 30, you’re living in an older people’s care home because there is nowhere else for you to go.
As Scotland’s only purpose-built specialist neurological care centre, demand for a place at Dee View Court is high, and there is a waiting list of 15 people that never gets any shorter. With places rarely becoming available and demand continuing to grow across the country, we desperately need to expand.
To reach more people, we need to raise £3.9 million to extend Dee View Court, to build new specially adapted rooms and apartments, and give us the flexibility to care for a further 20 people.
It’s a big project, and one we cannot do alone. You can help us realise our vision, and give more people in your community the care and support they need and deserve.
Learn more about our Dee View Court Capital Appeal