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Major Investment For Yorkshire Coast Hospitals

Major Investment For Yorkshire Coast Hospitals

Published by Karen Liu at 1:58pm 20th January 2020.

Ophthalmology services at Scarborough and Bridlington Hospitals has been given a boost of £1million. 

Investment by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust last year will see patients receive better and faster treatment for eye conditions. 

Brand new diagnostic equipment has been purchased for Scarborough, Malton, Bridlington and York hospitals, which replaces the old machines, some of which were 20 years old.

Jan van Der Hoek, Ophthalmology Consultant at Scarborough Hospital, said:

“We’re delighted with this investment by the Trust. The new machines are better quality than before, plus we have a range of extra equipment. This means less invasive and shorter treatment times for patients.

There has also been a significant investment in clinical, nursing and technical staff which will allow the team to expand their services to meet the demand of the local population.”

From the replacement of patient chairs on Willow Ward to cameras, lasers and analysers to diagnose and treat glaucoma – the department will now provide much improved care for patients.

Pride of place at Scarborough Hospital is the state of the art laser technology that allows treatment to reduce the number of patients relying on long term eye drop medication, thus reducing the number of patient visits to clinic. 

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Richard Gale, added:

“This investment will provide much improved care for our patients across all sites enabling us to monitor any changes in condition and respond to these changes in a timelier manner.”   


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zara, on 20th January 2020 4:29pm
how about they also invest in other areas of the hospital so not so many people have to travel so far to get treatment

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