MSP welcomes MS support group

CENTRAL Scotland MSP John Wilson has submitted a motion in the Scottish Parliament welcoming the setting-up of a self-support group at St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie for people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their carers.

The motion congratulates Clive Whiteside for launching a successful pilot and establishing the group, with the support of the hospice’s nursing staff, which gives individuals a chance to talk about the condition and share their experience with others.

John said: “MS is a complex neurological condition with many different symptoms which may not affect people in the same way.

“Mr Whiteside’s initiative to bring people suffering from MS, carers and medical staff together should be applauded.”

“A self-support group provides opportunities to learn more about the condition and to understand it better.

“To be offered the possibility to talk about it with nurses and other patients may also help people feeling less isolated. I have no doubt that many will benefit from attending it.”

The group meets at the hospice on the last Thursday of every month, for further details call 01236 766951.