Who do we help?
Fortunately, most people fully recover from COVID-19. However, there is an increasing group of people that is still suffering from corona symptoms three months after being infected. C-supports has been especially founded to help this group of people.
C-support provides advice and support to people who suffer from long-term corona symptoms. We are looking into the symptoms and the impact of those symptoms across all areas of life. The symptoms may impact physical and mental health, social life or work and income. We assess what is needed to improve the situation. We help in finding the appropriate care providers. And we work closely together with labor experts, lawyers and financial consultants in respect of problems regarding work and income.
Proper healthcare requires professionals who know all the latest information about the disease. Therefore, we share our knowledge with healthcare providers and other professionals. By educating them via webinars and trainings. That knowledge is gained through research. That is why we promote research and give advice on research into Long COVID. However, C-support doesn’t do any research.
Lessons learned since the Q fever epidemic
We at C-support have learned a lot during the Q fever epidemic. C-support is an affiliate organization of Q-support, the foundation that helps patients who suffer from Q fever receive appropriate aftercare. The symptoms associated with COVID-19 are similar to the Q fever symptoms. Moreover, we know from the experiences of Q-support that aftercare is essential to be able to fully recover after an infectious disease. And that we shouldn’t only focus on the symptoms. But also look at the impact of those symptoms across all areas of life.
The aftercare consultants of C-support are working across the Netherlands. They are the dedicated contact persons for the people that have signed up for C-support. If necessary, they will consult one of our specialists, a GP for example or a lung specialist or cardiologist. The aftercare consultant can also consult other specialists, such as labor experts, financial consultants or lawyers. Our medical consultants are responsible for organizing (refresher) courses for (healthcare) professionals. And they initiate research and share their thoughts on research into (the impact of) COVID-19.
The aftercare and medical consultants are supported by a team of professionals: secretary, communication, finance, HR, facility and project staff.
Managing Director Annemieke de Groot is overall responsible for C-support.
Supervisory BoardThe supervisory board consists of five members.
Frank van Beers (Chairman Supervisory Board)
Until Jan. 2021 he was chairman of the Cello Supervisory Board.
Prof. dr. Chris van Weel
Emeritus professor General Medicine and professor Primary Health Care Research at the Australian National University.
Mayor of the municipality of Landerd.
Pauline van Schie (since June 2021)
Managing Director reception and supervision of the Dutch COA (Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers)
Hester Rippen (since June 2021)
Managing Director of the Child and Hospital Foundation