In Bristol, I am fortunate to work closely with the Parkinson's Advisor, Kevin Carter. For me as a Parkinson's nurse, it is very easy to refer patients on to Kevin for support and information and to accept referrals from him. The patients have a number of opportunites to meet him, either through a one-to-one appointment, at one of the community drop-ins with myself or one of the other Parkinson's Nurses, or at his drop-in at the Bristol Brain Centre.
[In an email] I just wanted to relay to you that I have been receiving some very good feedback on the work of [Kevin Carter] from my patients and they are have commenting that they really value his input and support.
Kay Baggley, Parkinson's Nurse Specialist, South Inner City & East Bristol
I am a volunteer educator for Parkinson's UK. Prior to my retirement I was a Parkinson’s research nurse and also the first Parkinson's Nurse Specialist in Bath. When Kevin was appointed to cover Bath and North East Somerset and Bristol my professional life changed as he undertook the minutiae of sorting out benefits etc. He was a star and all the patients spoke highly of him.
Retired Parkinson's Nurse
Kevin has been unbelievably helpful through-out the ten years that he has helped, and guided me through living with Parkinson’s. His knowledge on all aspects of the condition is incredible. I can honestly say that without his expertise, professionalism and compassion, I may well not be here today I am proud that I feel that I can call him a friend.
I would like to say how much I appreciated the help and support Kevin Carter has given us, especially in filling in the Blue Badge and the Attendance Allowance forms. These firms are difficult and stressful to complete. Parkinson's is a difficult disease and it is stressful and depressing to put down in black and white your gradual and inevitable decline.
On Monday Kevin spent over two and a half hours walking me though the Attendance Allowance form. Kevin took infinite care, time and patience in filling in the complicated form. His attention to detail and way of putting me at ease made the process much easier than I had expected. Everything and its relevance was clearly and gently explained and the best written response found and put down.
I expected to come out emotionally drained and very sad I left feeling very positive and that I had found a friend who would always be there to help me.
Kevin has a genuine warmth I count myself lucky to have found him.