There will be an opportunity next week for people living in Cornwall to find out what has happened to their specialist NHS service for ME/CFS since the retirement two years ago of Professor Tony Pinching.
Carol Wilson, the specialist occupational therapist who took over as clinical lead from Professor Pinching, will be speaking at a meeting on the subject which is being held in Truro next Tuesday (July 16).
Patient support group Cornwall MESH have called the meeting at Red Cross House, Lighterage Hill, Truro TR2 2XR, for between 11am and 1pm. Anyone with an interest will be welcome to attend and to ask Carol Wilson questions; she will speak on the theme ‘How the ME/CFS Service is working in 2013 (and beyond).'
Russell Fleming, speaking for Cornwall MESH, said today:
“This represents the first opportunity for many to hear how the Service has been restructured and effectively relaunched following the previous threat of closure.
“A great many in our community fought hard to ensure their voices were heard and as a result the Service was saved, but questions do remain and this is a chance to bring any issues to the table.”
Admission will be free to members and carers. Non-members will also be very welcome to attend and will be charged just a pittance of £1 to get in.
There's ample car parking, disabled access to the hall and refreshments will be served.