South East PID to Take Place in Maidstone

Our next patient information day is confirmed as Saturday 3rd August 2019 and will be held in Maidstone. Our key speaker will be Dr George Bird a Senior Gastroenterologist from Maidstone Hospital.

The rest of the programme for the day is still to be confirmed but will include talks from experts and representatives from HUK as well as time to get to know and chat with other people with haemochromatosis. These events are very popular and receive consistently good feedback from attendees.

In the past people have said the following about PIDs:

We hadn’t received much info from the specialist (where we live) and were worried and a little shell shocked. It’s reassuring to know that there are professionals out there with a special interest in this condition and who are willing to put the info across in a ‘Patient Friendly’ way. The Q&A sessions have been great too as there’s usually someone who asks a question which we are interested in.” (patient)

I attended a few patient information days after my diagnosis. A diagnosis of a lifelong chronic condition can be overwhelming and daunting, and it is invaluable to meet and talk to other patients about it all”. (patient)

Places are limited for this event so book early to avoid disappointment.

Details are:

Sat, 3 August 2019, 10:00 – 16:30 BST

Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel, Ashford Road, Maidstone, ME17 1RE

Tickets available via Eventbrite: Maidstone PID tickets.


Notes

Haemochromatosis/GH is a genetic disorder causing the body to absorb excessive iron from the diet. Characterised by joint pain and disease, chronic fatigue and weakness, cognitive and psychological difficulties, sexual health issues, skin problems, abnormal liver function, diabetes, and cardiomyopathy. Iron overload can be fatal. It is usually easily treated if diagnosed early.

If you believe you have haemochromatosis or any other condition, please talk to your GP.