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Isle Of Man NHS Promises Better Service For ME & CFS Patients

Wednesday 16 October 2019

 

From the BBC:

 

Man
ME and chronic fatigue affect about
350 people on the Isle of Man.
 

Isle of Man NHS promises better service for ME & CFS patients

Isle of Man / Ellan Vannin
Wednesday 16 October, 2019
Copyright © 2019 BBC.

Manx patients with myalgic encephalopathy (ME) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) will soon benefit from a dedicated service for the first time, the island's health minister said.

David Ashford MHK told Tynwald that a pilot scheme would start next month.

The Isle of Man's National Health Service does not currently provide any specialist services, unlike in England where they are widely available.

About 350 people on the island have either ME or CFS.

Symptoms include fatigue, poor memory, sound hypersensitivity and pain.

An ME Support charity spokesman said that while he was "encouraged" by the announcement, it was "concerning a full service hasn't been announced".

He added that he wanted "a service that recognises how difficult the lives are of people who have ME".

 

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