Patients marks 130th treatment with official opening of Solihull Hospital's Ophthalmology Treatment Suite - The Solihull Observer

Patients marks 130th treatment with official opening of Solihull Hospital's Ophthalmology Treatment Suite

Solihull Editorial 1st May, 2024   0

AN EYE patient marked her 130th treatment by cutting the ribbon to officially opening the new Ophthalmology Treatment Suite at Solihull Hospital.

Isobel Ford who received her 130th injection for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD)in the Ophthalmology Treatment Suite, was asked to open the facility.

Isobel said: “I have been using the service since 2010, so it’s like a home away from home. The new Ophthalmology Treatment Suite is wonderful.

“From a patient point of view, I felt very relaxed, and the unit is more spacious and cooler in temperature than the previous room – which will be a huge advantage in the summer.”

The suite will treat patients with a range of eye conditions such as AMD, diabetes and retinal vein occlusion.

Andrew Clements, director of operations for Solihull Hospital and Out-of-Hospital Services, said: “The opening of the Ophthalmology Treatment Suite means that patients can expect improved access to timely treatment and a better patient experience.

“This is a significant improvement in our ophthalmology service, which reflects our commitment to delivering the best possible care to our local communities.”

Alongside delivering enhanced patient care, the Ophthalmology Treatment Suite will also provide staff with an improved working environment from which they can deliver the service.

Jane Waller, lead macular nurse, said: “As medical advancements continue to evolve, and with an ageing population, it is imperative that we future proof the service to meet the needs of our patients

“The ability to administer intravitreal (eye) injections in a timely manner not only preserves sight, but also prevents potential complications, such as falls. This minimises the risks to our patients and also alleviates demands on healthcare resources.”



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