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Extra Helping Hand For Locals Who Face Challenges

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Cairns will now offer better care for people with progressive neurological diseases like Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Motor Neurone Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Disease, in the Cairns and Atherton Tablelands regions.

On Thursday 13 September, the Honourable Craig Crawford, Minister for Fire and Emergency Services and Member for Barron River, officially opens the new office cutting the ribbon with local resident Suzanne Hadley, an MS Australia advocate and wife of Rod Hadley who is living with MS.
SPARK NeuroCare expands on MS Queensland’s 60-year history of providing care across Queensland. MS Queensland is committed to delivering critical services across our state to ensure no Queenslander faces a progressive neurological disease alone. 

“We have made a bold commitment to our customers that ‘No Queenslander faces MS alone – we will be there; anywhere, anytime and as often as they need us’. This new office puts us one step closer to achieving this commitment. There are plans to open additional offices in Ipswich, Lutwyche and Capalaba before the end of the year,” said Mr. Roger Burrell, Board Chair MS Queensland.

“SPARK NeuroCare is an important service for people living with progressive neurological diseases and their families – it facilitates access to support services, allied health, home modifications and coordinated care that will help them get the best out of life,” he added.

The Palaszczuk Government has committed to supporting Queenslanders with progressive neurological diseases like MS, Motor Neurone Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Disease. As part of this commitment, the Government has announced additional funding for SPARK NeuroCare to expand services state-wide to areas where they are needed the most.

People with progressive neurological diseases are encouraged to contact SPARK NeuroCare for support, particularly those needing assistance in navigating the NDIS.

“We look forward to helping people living with progressive neurological diseases in the region to get the best out of life whilst advocating for change and searching for a cure. Our promise is to put our customers’ wellbeing at the centre of everything we do.” Said Mr. Burrell.

The new SPARK NeuroCare office is located at Suite 3, Calanna Whole Health Group, 600 Bruce Highway, Woree. SPARK NeuroCare is an NDIS registered service for eligible customers with progressive neurological diseases, stroke and acquired brain injury. SPARK NeuroCare aims to be there when and how you need us, understanding that situations change but to continue to be approachable and real connecting you to the support you need.

For more information please visit or call 1800 875 244.

Michelle Price

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