Grateful mum is full of praise for community nurse

SMILES Jane Flamson has been nominated for a health award. Picture: Malcolm Wells (122107-2515)
SMILES Jane Flamson has been nominated for a health award. Picture: Malcolm Wells (122107-2515)

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THE mother of a son with a learning disability has nominated a nurse whose work helps her whole family.

Susan Allen’s son Tim, 21, was diagnosed Worster Drought syndrome when he was five.

The condition is a form of cerebral palsy, which specifically affects the mouth and throat.

The family have been getting help from Jane Flamson, a senior community nurse for adults with learning disabilities, who is based at the Kestrel Centre at St James’ Hospital, Milton.

Mrs Allen, 60, of Kilmiston Close, Buckland, said: ‘Ian needs to be taught in a different way and you can’t just spring something on him.

‘Jane has helped us both out over the past year by supporting him and me.

‘She encourages him and she needs to be recognised for her hard work.’

Jane has been nominated for our Best of Health Awards 2012.

This year’s awards night, backed by Wave 105, takes place on Friday, September 21, at Portsmouth Guildhall.

The deadline has been extended to Friday, June 29.

To nominate all you have to do is fill in the nominate form and return it back to us by June 29.