A Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire health trust has adopted the motor neurone disease (MND) Charter in support of local people living with this terminal disease and their carers.
Directors of Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) signed the charter at today’s (May 31) Board meeting.
MND is a fatal, rapidly progressing disease that can leave people locked in a failing body, unable to move, talk and eventually breathe. It kills around a third of people within a year of diagnosis, and more than half within two years. There is no cure.
Unfortunately, MND is still little understood and this contributes to many people with the disease not receiving the care and support they need. The MND Charter was launched to change this.