Medicine focused on patient needs

The HMR Foundation supported the creation of a teaching clinic at HMR aimed at patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The disease progresses rapidly: once diagnosed, patients live less than five years. To date, no effective treatment has been found.

In the past few years, HMR has seen a marked increase in the number of ALS cases. Improving the care and services available to patients and their loved ones called for a specially designed meeting space. With the support of the HMR Foundation, medical staff received special upgrade training. Furthermore, the hospital acquired furniture and equipment designed specifically to meet these patients’ needs. The clinic acquired a range of devices including one to measure respiratory strength and a folding scale for patients using a wheelchair.

Since 2013, HMR’s medical staff has spared no effort and ingenuity in order to better meet these patients’ needs. Evaluation tools, information leaflets, interdisciplinary working groups and patient support meetings were all introduced. In 2015, the teaching clinic was set up to add to the various projects implemented to improve care.

In summary





Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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