Patients with Parkinson’s Disease will be provided with a free washbag containing tips and advice so that they get their medications on time.
The washbag giveaway is part of the Parkinson Disease Society's ‘Get it on time’ campaign, launched last year, which aims to see hospital patients recieve their medication on time and ensure their symptoms are controlled.
The bag contains preparation tips information on who to talk to. Last year, a survey of the society's nurse specialists showed nine out of ten felt that their patients experience clinical problems as a result of missed or late administration of their medication.
Steve Ford, chief executive of the Parkinson's Disease Society, said: 'The campaign is not about undermining nurses working in hospitals - it's about helping them understand the complexities of the condition and preventing problems arising.'
The ‘Get it on time’ washbag and complaints leaflets are available to order free of charge from firstname.lastname@example.org.