Website: Durham & Darlington CFS/ME Service
Address: Building 9, Bishop Auckland General Hospital, Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6AD
Telephone: 01388 455200
“Clinic locations are Shotley Bridge Community Hospital, Healthworks at Easington, Chester-le-Street Community Hospital, University Health Centre at Green Lane Durham, Pioneering Care Centre at Newton Aycliffe and Sedgefield Community Hospital.
“It is the aim of the service to provide a responsive and high quality service to patients who present with CFS/ME, aiming to empower patients and carers to manage the problems of the illness in everyday life.
“Where necessary the service will work with partner organisations who are involved with the patient or may need to become involved. This includes providing expert reports for any associated bodies such as DWP or Occupational Health.
“Treatment response is variable between patients. Typically patients will receive a maximum of 12 therapy sessions. Some of these sessions may include telephone consultation, by mutual agreement.
“End of treatment will be mutually planned. All patients (barring change of circumstances) will be then offered six month and one year reviews to revisit the end of treatment outcome and to ensure the patient is still empowered to manage their condition.”