NHS Tayside has launched a new telephone service to help residents who have recovered from coronavirus or are struggling during lockdown.
The Covid-19 Assessment Rehabilitation Enablement and Support (Cares) service offers support to adults with ongoing symptoms after a bout of coronavirus, or to those who are struggling with the impact of lockdown on their physical and mental health.
The Cares team is made up of occupational therapy and physiotherapy staff with medical support from a sports and exercise physician.
Advice is given for common post-Covid symptoms such as fatigue, breathlessness, reduced mobility, muscle weakness or a change in appetite.
Some of the mental obstacles after recovering from the virus include difficulties with memory, processing information or problem solving.
The Cares service also offers support for people experiencing low mood, anxiety, poor sleep or concerns about being able to return to work or exercise.
Following an initial telephone assessment, patients will be directed to online resources or provided with written information, offered further consultations by telephone or Near Me video call, or referred onto other Allied Health Profession services for more specialist intervention if required.
Appointments can be booked by calling 01382 632744.
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