We're shining a light on Huntington's Disease

St Andrew’s Healthcare in Northampton shone bright pink and green yesterday evening to raise awareness of Huntington’s Disease (HD) – an extremely rare, genetic neurodegenerative condition which affects around 8,000 people in the UK.

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We were proud to join other organisations, buildings and landmarks across the globe in lighting up for the #LightItUp4HD campaign, co-ordinated by the Huntington’s Disease Association (HDA). This year we chose to light up FitzRoy House which has a prominent position in view of passing traffic, and last year we bathed our main building in pink and green lights as part of the campaign.

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Huntington’s Disease affects the central nervous system, impacting on the individual’s muscle control, their ability to speak and swallow, as well as their cognition and mental health. Here at St Andrew’s Healthcare in Northampton we care for more than two dozen males and females at all stages of the disease at our dedicated care facilities. Our specialist teams have a deep understanding of the physical, emotional and psychological impact of life with the condition, and they work hard to maximise patients’ quality of life.

We have, in association with the Huntington's Disease Association, created a mini guide about HD. To request a paper copy of the booklet, email your details to: enquiries@standrew.co.uk.