4 May 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
M.E. patient left feeling like a criminal
A lack of support and understanding from health and social care professionals in Northern Ireland has left M.E. patient Paul Hegarty-Walsh, a former IT professional, from Belfast, ‘feeling like a criminal.’
South Belfast News, p 5
Full time carer Nicholas Wonnacott, 21, who looks after his partner Natasha, 22, who has M.E., and their newborn triplets, fears they may have to live in a one-bedroom flat for years to come after Rochford District Council said it could ot give them a timescale for moving to a larger property.
Former company director David Johnson, 51, of Pudsey, who has had M.E. for 20 years, is celebrating after winning a marathon battle with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) over his incapacity benefit. A tribunal judge took just 30 minutes to overturn the findings of a DWP-sponsored medical report.
Yorkshire Evening Post, p 21
A band and street performers will help raise money for Action for M.E. in Hoddesdon High Street between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 12 May to mark M.E. Awareness Day. The event has been organised by M.E. patient Ian Minty.
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