PARKINSON'S disease sufferers in Chester used to have a specialist nurse to help them with distressing symptoms - until the money to run the scheme ran out.
But now talks are being held to bring the service back.
Secretary of the Chester branch of the Parkinson's Disease Society, Colin Cheesman said: 'I do know that the service was enormously valuable in the two years we had it.
'Most people with Parkinson's live in the community and need local support to help them with their drug regime and to give advice.
'A Parkinson's nurse can do that with a degree of specialism not available with GPs.'
The society raised £70,000 both nationally and locally through events including a Land's End to John O'Groats bike ride.
This paid for a nurse for two years, with the understanding that the Primary Care Trust (PCT) would carry it on.
But in November the money dried up and the trust was unable to take over.
Mr Cheesman, himself diagnosed with the disease four years ago, said: 'There was a funding crisis but they've had a change in regime and hopefully they will have a more sympathetic attitude.'
A nurse was appointed in Flint-shire in April and Cheshire West PCT directors are due to make a decision shortly.
A spokesman for the trust said: 'Cheshire West and Ellesmere Port and Neston PCTs and the Chester branch of the Parkinson's Disease Society are working together to examine the potential for setting up a community-based Parkinson's Disease specialist nurse service in west Cheshire.
'The new post could see the specialist nurse working in the community rather than in hospital, in clinics or GP practices. 'The nurse would play a pivotal role by liasing with a wide range of health and social services to make sure that the care of people with Parkinson's disease is co-ordinated to meet their individual needs.'
A decision is expected from the PCTs shortly.'