New allergy support group is launched at hospital
A NEW support group for people with severe allergies has been launched at Macclesfield Hospital.
Run in conjunction with the Anaphylaxis Campaign, the UK’s only charity to support people with severe, life threatening allergies, it aims to give and aims to be a place where people can share experiences and swap tips.
The idea came from Paul Moses, from Congleton, whose son Jaime suffered a serious anaphylactic reaction when he was just seven months old.
Paul said: “Doctors in A&E failed to diagnose allergy, so it was left to me to search the internet for his symptoms and understand what had happened.
“I was able to get a referral to an allergy specialist where he was diagnosed with wheat and peanut allergy.
“We know of others in our area similarly affected so I have decided to set up a local group.
“Hopefully the group will help to raise awareness of those at risk of severe allergy, and offer a support network to people in the local community who might otherwise feel isolated and unsupported.”
For details on when the group will meet next you can email Paul Moses at allergycheshire@aol. co.uk.