I was glad your recent article on ME (The Argus, December 27) highlighted the severity of this illness.

As a telephone contact for the Sussex ME/CFS Society, I am contacted by many people who have become disabled yet cannot obtain appropriate local services for their condition.

Sadly, many are children or young people. I very much hope the local health authority will understand the urgent need to develop a local specialist service for this neglected group and would implement the recommendations of the forthcoming government report.

-Catherine Robertson, Upper Lewes Road, Brighton