Dame Anne Begg, MP for Aberdeen South, has signed the Motor Neutron Disease (MND) Association’s Charter in recognition of the rights and priorities of people living with MND and their carers.
MND kills five people every day, with half of people dying with 14 months of diagnosis. This terminal disease can affect an adult at any age. There is no known cure.
Unfortunately, this condition is still little understood and this contributes to many people with MND not receiving the care and support they need. The MND Charter has been launched with the aim to change this. The five-point charter sets out what good care looks like for people with MND and their carers and is designed to raise awareness and understanding of this devastating disease.
As a long term supporter of the MND Association, Dame Anne was delighted to sign up to the MND Charter. She said: “I am well aware of how devastating a diagnosis of MND can be for a person and their family so I am happy to support this charter which highlights the need for quality care.”
The MND Charter, which has already received endorsements from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), aims to ensure that people with MND and their carers have access to timely and appropriate information, care, services that allow them to maximise their quality of life and ensure that they are treated with dignity.