UK's first support guide for families affected by meningitis
The Meningitis Trust, in partnership with The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, is to produce the first ever information and advice guide for families affected by meningitis.
The RCPCH Vice President for Education comments following today's (Friday 14 September) announcement.
Dr Alistair Thomson, Vice President for Education and Project Lead for the Yellow Book Programme, at The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said:
“More than 500,000 people in the UK have contracted viral or bacterial meningitis or meningococcal septicaemia and one in seven of those who survive will be left with a permanent disability such as deafness, brain damage or loss of limbs.
“Leaving the hospital and the watchful eye of medical staff can be a daunting prospect for families so this pioneering new resource – The Yellow Book – will provide those coming to terms with their child’s diagnosis, with much needed reassurance, support and guidance.”
Visit The Meningitis Trust's website to see the announcement in full.
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