Post COVID Syndrome Service
Following a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, some people continue to experience a range of symptoms for more than 12 weeks. These symptoms include breathlessness, fatigue, brain fog, aches and pains, loss of appetite and speech/swallowing difficulties. This is known as Post COVID Syndrome (PCS). These symptoms could impact on your quality of life, your ability to complete daily tasks, engage in hobbies or return to study/work.
The Western Trust has established a multi-disciplinary team of specialist health care professionals who are equipped to help those with Post COVID Syndrome manage their symptoms.
How can I be referred to the Post COVID Syndrome Service?
If you are experiencing ongoing symptoms of COVID-19 which are directly impacting on your daily life, please speak to your GP who can refer you to the service. Alternatively if you are under the care of a respiratory/cardiac/intensive care consultant- they can refer you to the Post COVID Syndrome service too.
Which professionals are involved in the Post COVID Syndrome service?
The professionals involved in the Post COVID Syndrome service include: Respiratory Nurse; Occupational Therapist; Physiotherapist; Dietitian; Speech and Language Therapist; GP and Clinical Psychologist.
What can I expect from the service?
All patients will receive a comprehensive assessment to gather relevant information, which will help the professionals decide on the next steps. Depending on your needs/preferences you may be offered advice, resources and education, one to one follow up appointments with relevant specialists and/or have access to our 6 week COVID Rehab group programme.
The following list details additional websites which may be useful to explore whilst waiting on your initial Multi-disciplinary Team Post COVID Syndrome appointment.
Psychological Adjustment after COVID-19 | Sarah Keith
Understanding Cognitive Problems in Long COVID-19 | Geoff Hill
Long COVID-19 and Sleep How can I improve it? | Sarah Keith
- Helpful Resources