Sylvia Herbrink assumes role of Care Management Coordinator


Recently, ParkinsonNet Luxembourg has appointed Sylvia Herbrink as Care Management Coordinator, a pivotal role in the competence network that aims to orchestrate and optimise healthcare for people with Parkinson's. Drawing upon her extensive experience as a speech and language therapist and trainer across diverse linguistic backgrounds and contexts, Sylvia is exceptionally well-suited for this position. She will coordinate the care managers and Parkinson’s nurses on a national level from ParkinsonNet Luxembourg’s coordination hub at the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg.

“I have been very fortunate to join ParkinsonNet Luxembourg already in 2017 during its pilot phase as trainer for speech and language therapy,” states Sylvia Herbrink. “I am looking forward to continuing this journey as Care Management Coordinator now that ParkinsonNet Luxembourg became the country’s first Réseau de compétences. Together with my colleagues from various therapeutic disciplines, I aim to contribute to a better healthcare and quality of life for people with Parkinson’s.”

Since 2000, Sylvia Herbrink has held positions as trainer or speech and language therapist proficient in Luxembourgish, French, German, Dutch, Portuguese, and English at Association Luxembourg Alzheimer, the senior residences SERVIOR, and Centre Hospitalier du Nord (CHdN). In addition, she has been running her private speech and language therapy practice, Cabinet d'orthophonie Sylvia Herbrink. Sylvia's influence extends to her role as an influential member of the Clinical Steering Committee of the National Centre of Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s Disease (NCER-PD), guiding the development of this national research program on Parkinson’s disease.

“We are very happy to welcome Sylvia Herbrink in this central role of our competence network,” explains its medical coordinator Prof. Rejko Krüger. “Her illustrious 23-year career as speech and language therapist and her continuous engagement in ParkinsonNet showcases her unwavering dedication to advance care for people with Parkinson’s. I wish her an excellent start and a lot of success for her new role.”