Haddenham.net

Treatment for 'Long Covid'

Home » News » Treatment for 'Long Covid'
coronavirus, covid 19, virus, illness
Stoke Mandeville Hospital

According to the Bucks Herald, a specialist clinic to treat Covid patients with long-term symptoms is to be set up at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Around one in five people with coronavirus develop longer-term symptoms, and NHS England has provided £10 million for the network of clinics nationally.

This is part of the national drive to supports patients who are suffering from long-term symptoms by giving them access to local specialists.

The clinic at Stoke Mandeville will begin setting up in January and will be in partnership with Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust and the Buckinghamshire CCG.

Patients will be referred to the clinic from GPs as wells as remaining in contact with discharged hospital patients.

The clinic will investigate ongoing coronavirus symptoms that are affecting patients' lives, such as brain fog, anxiety, depression, breathlessness, fatigue, and other debilitating symptoms.

Trust medical director, Dr Tina Kenny, said: "We are pleased to be able to have quickly mobilised a service we hope will improve the lives of those suffering from the longer-term symptoms of Covid and learn more about the disease."

Sir Simon Stevens, the NHS' chief executive, added: "The NHS is taking practical action to help patients suffering ongoing health issues as a result of coronavirus.

"Bringing expert clinicians together in these clinics will deliver an integrated approach to support patients access vital rehabilitation, as well as helping develop a greater understanding of long Covid and its debilitating symptoms."

Robert Folker

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

NHS Image
Daniel Smith: Sat 23 Jan 6:30pm

Here are five ways you can help during the Covid pandemicThe NHS is under immense pressure due to the Covid pandemic.Its fantastic staff going above and beyond to keep us safe, so you may wish to show your thanks in ever more practical ways.While standing outside and cheering for our health workers is a good way to give appreciation, there are other ways to show your support for our...

Solar Panels Deal
Haddenham Webteam: Sat 23 Jan 5:30pm

Zero Carbon Haddenham has teamed up with an installer of PV solar panels in the hope of identifying a group of Haddenham residents who are keen to have solar power for their homes. Once a minimum group size has been extablished, the installation work can be carried out at a significant discount compared with one-off installations.The scheme is called Solar Streets.Solar panels charge...

Kaleidoscope Cheque
Haddenham Webteam: Sat 23 Jan 12:15pm

The members of Kaleidoscope would like to thank the residents of Haddenham and the surrounding villages for their very generous donations to the Sharing Life Trust which enabled them to hand over a cheque for £611.70 to one of their representatives last week. This will enable them to offer support in paying any urgent electricity bills needed by an increasing number of people...