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Falkirk East MSP, Angus MacDonald has welcomed the announcement that the number of specialist nurses working in the NHS to care for patients with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is set to double.

As part of a £2.5 million package of investment in improving specialist nursing provision, the number of specialist MND nurses in Scotland will increase from seven to fourteen to provide greater support to people with the condition.

The announcement has been welcomed by UK charity the MND Association and also by MND Scotland, who Tweeted they are “delighted” at the news.  

Commenting, Mr MacDonald said:

“This announcement will provide a real improvement to the care and support that is available to people with motor neurone disease.

“The first allocation of the new funding package, £700,000, will go towards nursing care and support for those with motor-neurone disease.

“Scotland is leading the way with Motor Neurone Disease, there is a real determination to improve the care that is given to people with motor neurone disease and today’s announcement will make an important difference.”

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