Rotherham's award-winning fat fighting clinic to close today

By Sam Cooper | 12/07/2017

Rotherham's award-winning fat fighting clinic to close today
RIO director Dr Matt Capehorn pictured (third from left) with patients (from left to right): Alison Barber, Michael Willmott and Lisa McGuigan 170730-2

ROTHERHAM’S life-changing fat-fighting clinic will close its doors to NHS patients today (Wednesday) due to a lack of public funding.

Rotherham Institute for Obesity (RIO), on Doncaster Gate, has been forced to close after Rotherham Borough Council withdrew the £300,000 it needed to offer treatment to NHS patients for the next year and the NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said it couldn’t step in to help.

The Advertiser called for RIO to be saved from closure as part of its Fighting Fit campaign but its patients will now have to pay for their treatment should they wish to continue at the award-winning facility.

See this week’s Advertiser for the full story.

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