Hospital friends help cataract patients

Members of theatres staff meet members of the League of Friends of Bexhill Hospital
Members of theatres staff meet members of the League of Friends of Bexhill Hospital

A NEW piece of equipment has been bought by generous fundraisers for the Conquest Hospital to help cataract patients.

The post-operative scanner was donated for the operating theatres with a £12,000 donation from the Friends.

Lesley Carter, ophthalmic theatre clinical lead, said: “Before, patients had to go to the outpatients department to get a scan and we were reliant on only one machine and member of staff.

Now we can assess patients quicker and easier in pre-assessment, which mean we can see more people.”

Tim Leakey, risk and health and safety manager for surgery, said: “We are extremely grateful to the Friends for their kind donations. The equipment will allow us to provide the best possible service to our patients.”