Lancashire Eye Centre is opening on Monday, 13 December, at 4 pm | Latest News

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Lancashire Eye Centre is opening on Monday, 13 December, at 4 pm | Latest News

Lancashire Eye Centre is opening on Monday, 13 December, at 4 pm

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Following a multi-million pound investment, we are delighted to officially open our new Ophthalmology development at Chorley & South Ribble Hospital on Monday 13th December.

The Lancashire Teaching Hospitals’ site, known as the Lancashire Eye Centre, is a new and modern purpose built facility which will provide increased capacity to patients across local communities.

The three-tier building includes a dedicated outpatient and diagnostic space as well as three additional theatres to provide extra capacity for patients requiring a variety of day case procedures.

The new unit has been designed with the patient experience at the forefront. The various segments of the building are even colour-coded to ease patient navigation and improve accessibility for those who need additional support.

The Centre will provide urgent and emergency clinics, cataract services and all other specialist ophthalmic services including glaucoma, retina, paediatric, neuro-ophthalmic, oculoplastic and cornea.

It is estimated that the new facility, which is in addition to current facilities at Royal Preston Hospital, will significantly increase the service’s capacity and help tackle the backlog of patients currently waiting to be seen. Traditionally ophthalmology departments deal with a high volume of patients with our Trust employing over 90 staff, including 13 consultants.

Shveta Bansal, consultant ophthalmologist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, said: “We are really pleased to be able to provide this additional facility which will help us to improve patient experience and will offer our patients a choice of location and access to state-of-the-art facilities.

"Our new centre is fully equipped with the latest ophthalmic technology with our ward and day-case lounge designed for optimum patient comfort and flow.

"The Lancashire Eye Centre will provide increased capacity to patients across Lancashire and South Cumbria requiring urgent / emergency clinic services through the NHS."

More information on Lancashire Teaching Hospitals’ ophthalmology services can be found on their web page .

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Caption: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Director of Communications and Engagement, Naomi Duggan (L) and Director of Service Development, Gary Doherty pictured with Senior Business Adviser, Lisa McKenna.

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