Children and Young People's ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Service
COVID-19 service update: normal service. We are contacting patients by video or phone call where possible.
We provide specialist assessment, treatment and review for children and young people with ME/CFS. We are focused on recovery and work with patients to help them lead healthy, independent and fulfilling lives.
The service is available across Dorset, with specific support for children, young people and their families. Our team includes occupational therapists, consultant paediatricians and a psychologist. If you, or someone you know, would like to access this service, please speak to your GP or other healthcare professional.
Monthly clinics are held at Poole Hospital for families based in the East of the county and at Dorset County Hospital for those in the West. Following this, specialist occupational therapy treatment and intervention is available via video or telephone appointments. Face to face appointments are available in certain circumstances.
These may be helpful for some young people and families.
For children and young people with more severe symptoms: Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children