Michael Dix-Williams
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Epilepsy nurses 'changed my life'

Wales has only about one tenth of the specialist epilepsy nurses it needs, according to charity Epilepsy Action Cymru.

In 2007, the Welsh Neuroscience External Expert Review Group recommended each specialist nurse should have a caseload of around 300 patients.

With about 26,000 adults in Wales with epilepsy, the charity says there should be at least 88 adult epilepsy specialist nurses but there are currently only nine - with some health boards having none at all.

Michael Dix-Williams, 48, from Cwmavon, in Neath Port Talbot - who has had epilepsy since he was 13 - said he "can't speak highly enough" of specialist nurses.

  • 28 Sep 2016
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