A free ‘lengthy Covid’ rehabilitation programme has been launched in Essex.
Nuffield Well being, a number one UK healthcare charity, has launched a free 12-week specialist restoration programme.
The programme, which is the primary of its type, has been designed to assist the ever-growing variety of people who find themselves discovering it troublesome to get better from the long-term results of Covid-19.
One in 10 people who find themselves contaminated with Covid-19 will develop some type of lengthy Covid, with signs together with breathlessness, anxiousness and continual fatigue. Sufferers are at the moment discharged from hospital with no formal restoration plan, which can lead to an extended restoration course of, and extended negative effects.
The brand new programme accessible at Nuffield Well being’s Health and Wellbeing centres in Chingford and Chelmsford blends collectively bodily remedy and psychological well being help.
“When Covid-19 hit, we rapidly recognized there was an unmet want for a rising variety of sufferers who had been medically discharged however who nonetheless wanted bodily and emotional help,” mentioned Dr Davina Deniszczyc, medical director at Nuffield Well being.
“Because the nation continues to get better, it’s essential that we keep in mind that many sufferers are nonetheless fighting signs and that’s why we’re doing all the things we will to rollout our specialist restoration programme throughout the UK, so extra folks can entry our companies.”
Bosses at Nuffield Well being say early indications from their pilot programme exhibits the programme has constructive advantages for decreasing breathlessness, growing practical capability, decreasing anxiousness and enhancing bodily health.
The primary six weeks are delivered just about and embody at house workout routines, vitamin steering and emotional wellbeing recommendation masking areas reminiscent of managing sleep, fatigue and anxiousness. The following six weeks are delivered in particular person.
Rehabilitation specialist Tom Reagan at Nuffield Well being mentioned: “We all know that many individuals residing in Essex have seen their high quality of life significantly impacted by debilitating and lingering Covid-19 signs. I’d encourage everybody who appears like they’re struggling in silence to get in contact. Our group is right here to assist.”