Our long COVID clinic to take referrals from GP practices and secondary care for people experiencing “brain fog”, anxiety, depression, breathlessness, fatigue and other debilitating symptoms.
Appointments are being provided at Redcar Primary Care Hospital thanks to funding from NHS England which has provided £10million to open a network of more than 60 long COVID clinics across the country.
Research from the Office for National Statistics has shown one in five people with coronavirus develop longer term symptoms. Around 186,000 people suffer problems for up to 12 weeks.
To access the long COVID clinic patients must be referred by a GP or another healthcare professional. This ensures other possible underlying causes for symptoms have been ruled out.
Children and young people’s clinic
Children and young people experiencing long term coronavirus symptoms can access a specialist service at the Friarage Hospital.
The clinic is made up of a team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists and occupational therapists and offers both physical and psychological assessments.
State-of-the-art facilities are available in the children’s outpatient department in a relaxed atmosphere.