A pilot service involving a Dunstable team, helping chronic fatigue syndrome patients with care closer to home, has been hailed as “a godsend”.
Specialists in the consultant-led team, based at the Disability Resource Centre in Poynters Road, provide assessments and diagnosis.
And the patients can then receive their care closer to home instead of travelling to hospitals out of the region.
The new county service is said to be “making a real difference” to people’s lives.
More than 1,000 people in Bedfordshire are affected by chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).
So far, 68 patients have been referred to the pilot service. Twenty-five of those patients have started individually tailored treatment plans.
And treatments, such as cognitive behaviour therapy and a structured exercise programme, are provided close to the areas in which they live.
Organisers say the treatments are enabling patients to return to everyday activities.
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