Isle Of Man Government Pledge To Support ME Patients By 2020


From BBC News.


Isle of Man patients with the chronic illness ME will get the support they need, the health minister said.

David Ashford MHK made the pledge after a petition calling for Tynwald to investigate the current provision attracted more than 1,500 signatures.

The petition was set up by former teacher Craig Morris, who developed chronic fatigue syndrome – or ME – nine years ago.

Support services will be developed over the next 12 months, said Mr Ashford.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a long-term, fluctuating condition characterised by extreme tiredness.

About 350 people on the island live with the condition but while specialist services are widely available in England, there are none offered by the Manx NHS.


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