Northern Ireland Assembly | question about CFS clinic at Belfast City Hospital | 21 February 2014

February 21, 2014

Patient care for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at Belfast City Hospital was the subject of a written question tabled by Jo-Anne Dobson, Ulster Unionist Party Assembly Member for Upper Bann, in the Northern ireland Assembly on 4 February 2014.

She asked Edwin Poots, Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, for his assessment of the care provided there.

In a reply provided on 21 February, the Minister wrote:

There is currently no Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)/ME clinic in Belfast City Hospital, this ceased when the consultant who provided this on a special interest basis, retired.
The occupational therapy service is presently working through the treatment programmes for those patients previously referred. No new referrals have been received.
The Belfast Trust and the Health and Social Care Board are currently discussing how best to accommodate the demand for services.

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