Friday, July 21, 2006

BBC NEWS | Health | NHS 'lets down allergy patients'

BBC NEWS Health NHS 'lets down allergy patients'

Hayley suffers badly from Hay Fever and has little or no relief from the most popular off-the-shelf remedies. She is also severely allergic to cats. SO much so that when visiting friends they have to ban them from our room for several days prior to our arrival.

Oliver suffered an allergic reaction to eggs at 6 months old (though we are hoping this is a temporary allergy).

So I was interested but not entirely surprised to hear on the radio today that there are only 33 allergy specialists in the UK, despite 20 Million people - a third of the population - suffering from allergies.