Fighting for a better life

Davis, Rowenna
September 2009
Community Care;9/24/2009, Issue 1788, p26
The article discusses the poor condition of support services for people with muscular dystrophy in Great Britain. The Walton report painted a picture of services so patchy that life expectancy rates vary from 30 years in the North East of England to 18 in the South West. It complained of a lack of funding, an absence of any national guidelines and a deficiency of delegated responsibility. There are more than 60 types of neuromuscular dystrophy and related conditions.


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