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New eye clinic vows to dramatically cut down waiting times

Tuesday 12 November 2019

A new NHS-funded eye clinic that vows they will dramatically cut down waiting times has opened its doors for the first time.

The new state-of-the-art facility in North Ormesby, Middlesbrough is complete with ‘world-class’ treatments and a refreshed perspective on appointment scheduling. The clinic is host to three consultancy rooms and a theatre

Patients visiting the new centre have told they will be seen for a consultation within two weeks of their first appointment, with surgical treatment, if required within four weeks.

Newmedica, one of England’s leading independent providers of NHS-funded ophthalmology services, are the company behind the centre.

Treatments range from cataract surgery and glaucoma management to YAG, a special laser treatment designed to improve vision after cataract surgery.

Operational director of the new Teesside Newmedica Clinic, Annette Johnson said:

"The opening of Newmedica Teesside in North Ormesby is one positive step towards avoiding preventable sight loss for many in the UK. Our launch has been driven by patient demand.

Local people need access to exceptional eye surgery and treatment without the unnecessary worry of long waiting times. Suffice it to say, we are delighted to address this need.”

The new Teesside clinic is also partnering with the NHS to work in surrounding areas like Hartlepool, Darlington and County Durham.

Sources:

  1. Gazette Live.
  2. NHS.
  3. New Medica.

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Glaucoma, Cataracts, Sight News

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