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Event for young arthritis sufferers at Southend Hospital
10:00am Tuesday 9th October 2012 in News
YOUNGSTERS with arthritis and their families are invited to an event to meet similar families and find out more information from health experts.
Southend Hospital is holding an open event today (tues) from 4.30 to 6.30pm.
The paediatric rheumatology team regularly sees young patients with the condition whose ages range from as young as two years up to their teens.
Paediatric and rheumatology doctors, nurses and physiotherapists will be on hand to answer any questions and provide information.
Paediatric rheumatology consultant, Dr Frances Borg, said: “Over the last few years there have been huge advances in medical treatments and support available to children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, such that we now expect these young people to be able to lead full and normal lives. “
The event takes place in the rheumatology outpatients department at the rear of the hospital.
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