Lewis Macdonald pledges National Epilepsy Week vote of support



North East Labour MSP is saying yes to Epilepsy Scotland’s call to action to do more for people with epilepsy.

Newly elected MSPs are being asked to help and pledge their vote of support starting from National Epilepsy Week (16-22 May).

Lewis said :

“I fully support Epilepsy Scotland’s campaign to ensure that all those who need health and social care can access those services.

“There are over 55,000 people of all ages living with epilepsy across Scotland, including thousands here in the North East. Research findings suggest that while just over half of people with epilepsy have seizure control, seven in ten could become seizure free if they received optimum care.

“It takes time to increase public knowledge and understanding which is why National Epilepsy Week is important. If highlighting my vote of support for epilepsy through social media and the press gets people talking and learning a bit more about epilepsy, that’s what matters.”

Epilepsy Scotland Chief Executive Lesslie Young said:

“Our message is simple; investing in epilepsy management now can save lives as well as unnecessary costs for the NHS. Being able to access appropriate resources helps those who develop this common neurological condition today and for years to come.

“These are challenging times, but I believe the benchmark of a truly caring and inclusive civic society is the way in which we respond and meet the varied yet basic needs of our most vulnerable individuals and their families. Support from our MSPs will help to achieve this.”

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