Where is the support for Long Covid patients in D&G?

Where is the support for Long Covid patients in D&G?

Despite Scotgov funding (£80,000) being allocated in 2022 there is still no LC treatment service for patients in D&G. After suffering for 18 months I first wrote to D&G NHS in late summer of 2021, again in mid 2022 and sent a FOI request in November 2022. These responses, barring a few words, all repeated the same thing - that a service, involving allied and mental health professionals, was imminent. An update by D&G NHS was sent to the LC inquiry in Feb 2023 and stated the service had a specialist GP starting at that time. None of this has yet occurred, the only contact we have is a non-medical occupational therapist (who sends you back to your GP) and severely disabled patients (including children) are left fighting multiple departments for recognition and treatment on their own. NOTE: Aspects of this question were discussed in Committee on the 12th September 2023. Watch the full session here: https://www.scottishparliament.tv/meeting/health-social-care-and-sport-committee-september-12-2023


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