This website contains information about the Chronic Illness Alliance and the organisations and resources for people living with a chronic illness. All comments and suggestions are welcome and requested.
We are often asked for a definition of chronic illness, so here is the one we prefer:
“…an illness that is permanent or lasts a long time. It may get slowly worse over time. It may lead to death, or it may finally go away. It may cause permanent changes to the body. It will certainly affect the person’s quality of life.”
The Chronic Illness Alliance is an email list for all people who are interested in the needs of people with chronic illnesses, their families/carers and the health professionals who provide services to them. The aim of the Alliance is to build a better focus in health policy and health services for all people with chronic illnesses.