2 August 2017

New £6.7 million Eye Centre to open at the Northern General Hospital

The construction of a new £6.7 million state-of-the art eye centre is underway at the Northern General Hospital.

The purpose-built unit which will open in April 2018, will provide a ‘one stop shop’ for specialist eye care for thousands of cataract patients every year.

The new facilities and ways of delivering care will enable patients to be assessed, diagnosed and given an appointment for surgery all within one visit to the Centre.

Carolyn Wilkie, Operations Director for Head and Neck services at Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said:“We are very excited to be able to open the new Eye Centre next year. It will have such a positive impact on patient care, as many patients will now experience a ‘one stop shop’ when they attend for their assessment and preparation for surgery. Patients will be cared for by one highly specialist ophthalmology team brought together in this lovely new facility.”

Tony Pedder, Chairman of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The new Unit is an example of an ongoing programme of work we are doing to redesign our facilities and the way we deliver care to be even more efficient and convenient for our patients. We have been listening to patient feedback and we see this development as a great example of how we can continue to provide patients with the best care within a really improved overall experience.”



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