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Better care for ME is a step closer in Norfolk

Better care for ME is a step closer in Norfolk

by Kim Briscoe
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
4:17 PM

Kerry Newnham, from Lowestoft, who is bed-bound with ME. Kerry Newnham, from Lowestoft, who is bed-bound with ME.

 Plans to conduct pioneering research in Norwich into a debilitating illness are a step closer – as is securing better care for Norfolk and Suffolk’s most seriously ill ME patients

 What is ME?

ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis) is a serious, disabling and chronic organic (ie physical not mental) disorder. ME has been classified by the World Health Organisation as a neurological illness. Approximately 25pc of those affected will go on to develop severe ME which is an extremely debilitating illness, sometimes lasting for years, in some cases, even decades, often rendering the sufferer completely housebound, wheelchair and bed-bound and dependent upon carers for their everyday needs.

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