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"Care for people with long COVID"

About: Forth Valley Community Services

(as a staff member),

I am concerned over the lack of care for individuals with long COVID within Forth Valley.  I have heard that Forth Valley had plans to to address this months before and had released a press statement to this effect.  

I am aware other health boards are providing care and support for people with long COVID.  I have had no success in my attempts to gain information via various avenues.    I feel very disappointed that I am now over 5 months with this condition with no support and no hope that this is going to change.  

Responses

Response from Pauline Donnelly, Person Centred Patient Experience Coordinator, Department of Nursing, NHS Forth Valley last week
Pauline Donnelly
Person Centred Patient Experience Coordinator, Department of Nursing,
NHS Forth Valley
Submitted on 26/04/2021 at 19:42
Published on Care Opinion at 19:42


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Dear Caval

I would like to thank you for taking the time to get in touch to tell us about your experience. I am so sorry to hear you have been finding it difficult to find out about support and care for individuals who are living with long COVID, this must be very frustrating and upsetting for you.

I would really like to look further in to the issue you have raised and would also like to opportunity to see what I can do to help, for me to do this I will need a little more information. Can I ask you to get in touch with me, you can contact me on 01324 566523 or alternatively you can email me on Pauline.donnelly@nhs.scot

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kindest regards

Pauline

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