Queens Hospital Romford loses CFS beds
13 July 2011
Further to our news item on the fate of the Romford CFS service, Barking Havering and Redbridge NHS Hospitals Trust (BHRUT) has issued the following press statement:
“Our review identified that NHS commissioners would like to care for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/ME closer to home, rather than them coming into hospital for treatment here in Romford. As a result, we will look to use the 2-5 CFS beds we currently have to provide improved neuro-rehabilitation for patients in our local area instead. At the moment, many local people who have head / spinal injuries have to wait some time for specialist treatment or travel a long distance away.
“We heard from many patients and their representatives that they value the service Queen’s has offered for CFS. As a result, we will look to continue to offer a neurological assessment and specialist occupational therapy service for CFS patients as an outpatient service.”