Website: The Worcester CFS/ME Service
Address: Malvern Community Hospital 185 Worcester Road, Malvern, WR14 1EX
Telephone: 01684 612671
This is a part-time service with admin hours as follows: Tues-Wed 8.00am-1.00pm, Thurs 8.00am-12noon.
“We are a specialist part-time service that delivers support and treatment to people with CFS/ME within community settings across Worcestershire.
“CFS/ME affects the whole person, from the physical symptoms, emotional wellbeing, the ability to function in employment, education, and with friends and family. For this reason, we work as a multi-disciplinary team with Occupational Therapists and Psychologists.
“As a service we aim to maximise functional independence by promoting self-management, with the overall aim to enhance the individual’s quality of life.
“Once a referral has been accepted, all patients are invited to attend an two-part initial information session in Worcester. This is a chance for us to introduce our service, let our patients know what we can offer and to provide some basic information about the condition and small changes that you can make to start improving symptoms. A family member or friend is also welcome to attend.
“Following the information session, an individual assessment with an Occupational Therapist is provided to further our understanding of the patient’s difficulties and needs, and the ways in which our service can help.
“The main aspect of our treatment is our Managing Lifestyles Group programme. This offers patients the opportunity to learn more about the ways in which they can manage their condition, with the aim of improving functional independence and quality of life.”