Huge funding blow for Rotherham Institute for Obesity

ROTHERHAM’S pioneering fat-fighting clinic has suffered a hammer blow after its last public funding lifeline was cut.

Dr Matt Capehorn, who runs the Rotherham Institute for Obesity (RIO), had hoped that Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) might step in and save the Clifton-based centre after council chiefs withdrew their financial support.

But the dismayed doctor revealed today that the CCG had informed him they would not be coming forward to keep the facility afloat.

It means if the centre can continue, patients will have to pay for their own treatment.

Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,huge-funding-blow-for-rotherham-insitute-for-obesity_22351.htm

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