30 Aug 2019

Group lobbies for resident neurologist at Taranaki Hospital

From Morning Report, 6:11 am on 30 August 2019

A Taranaki woman who was the youngest person in New Zealand to be diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis is lobbying for a resident neurologist at Taranaki Base Hospital. Jessie-Lee Boylan was aged just 17 when she was diagnosed. Now 24, the Stratford stay-at-home mum says a resident neurologist would help prevent delays for diagnosis and treatment which can lead to avoidable brain damage. Ms Boylan spoke to our Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin and told him about when she first noticed her MS symptoms.