A fresh attempt to persuade the Welsh Government to set up a specialist clinic for people with ME/CFS in south Wales is being made by local support group ME Support in Glamorgan (MESiG).
The group has launched an online petition to the Welsh Assembly which so far has attracted just under 200 signatures.
Group leader Christalla Bailey calls for a dedicated consultant/clinic and medical support team for ME/CFS and fibromyalgia to be set up in south east Wales and adds:
“Currently, sufferers of the above ailments are not being supported, with a few exceptions, by the medical profession. They are unable to work but the government bodies assessing them do not appear to understand their problems.”
South Wales is notorious for its lack of specialist services for ME/CFS and several similar petitions have been raised in recent years.
One of them – a 7,000-signature petition handed to the then Welsh health minister Dr Brian Gibbons in 2006 – was started by the late Christine Llewellyn, shortly after she stepped down as MEA chairman.
The MESiG petition will stay open until midday on September 8. To sign it, visit https://www.assemblywales.org/epetition-list-of-signatories.htm?pet_id=993
You don’t have to be resident in Wales to sign this online petition to the Welsh Assembly.