From IOM Today. News from The Isle of Man.
Former government minister Phil Gawne has issued a plea to the Health Minister to try harder to give people with ME the service they need.
Mr Gawne was speaking after Health Minister David Ashford told the House of Keys last week that money allocated to set up an ME service in last year’s Budget was not spent.
Mr Gawne, who is the clerk of Arbory and Rushen Commissioners, knows first-hand the devastating impact that ME can have as his daughter Kitty, aged 23, developed the disease when she was 14.
’It is very hard to keep faith in a system which has failed to deliver meaningful support to my much-loved daughter although I do appreciate the efforts of everyone who has tried to help,’ he said.
’It is truly the worst thing any parent should have to experience to watch your child suffer so much and be largely powerless to assist.
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