Adjusting to life after the pandemic 8th December 2021
Is Parkinson’s hereditary?8th December 2021
Tamie Harvie has joined Parkinson’s NSW as the new Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse for the Shoalhaven region.
She succeeds Nina Digiglio in this role. Nina has stayed with the organisation, stepping up to become a Nurse Educator with a state-wide remit.
Tamie brings to the Shoalhaven role 21 years of nursing experience, spanning complex care, acute care, emergency, pathology, and palliative care – and has a particularly strong background in mental health care.
“I joined Parkinson’s NSW because this role offers me a unique opportunity to help people along their Parkinson’s journey,” said Tamie.
“It allows me to bring just about all of my nursing experience to bear, offering personalised care – and the opportunity to be part of something really positive.
“Having worked for NSW Health so long in the area, I also bring with me a network of relationships with hospitals, consultant physicians and diagnosticians,” she said.
Cassie Morgan has been appointed as the new Support Group Coordinator.
She succeeds Felicity Jones in this role. Felicity has moved to the role of Client Services Coordinator for Parkinson’s NSW.
Cassie moved from her hometown in Warrnambool, Victoria, to take up her new job.
She completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree at Deakin University before conducting research in the Aged Care space, and then worked in local government delivering Social Connection projects.
“My studies in Health Sciences have enhanced my understanding of Parkinson’s and how the disease can impact a person’s physical, social, and mental health and wellbeing,” said Cassie.
“I’m excited to use my background in community engagement to connect people living with Parkinson’s and their carers to Parkinson’s NSW Support Groups across the state.
“I’m passionate about increasing the reach and engagement of Support Groups – and look forward to working closely with them to provide a safe space and social connections for people living with Parkinson’s and their carers.”
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