NHS Grampian has just 2.7 full-time equivalent multiple sclerosis nurses for more than 2,000 patients in the region.
North-east Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald said this means each nurse’s case-load is above the recommended sustainable ratio model produced by the MS Trust.
He said: “It is disappointing that there are so few MS nurses in the North-east, especially considering the high numbers of MS cases in the region.
“It is important that these essential roles are financed and supported by the Scottish Government, especially in NHS Grampian where under-funding of health services has been a constant problem.”
Morna Simpkins, director of the MS Society Scotland, said: “MS is an unpredictable and sometimes painful condition that can affect how a person thinks, feels and moves – and we need to ensure that people are receiving the support and care they need to live as well as they can with MS.”