People in Scotland now have access to new high quality specialist eye care and surgery led by a team of experienced Consultants, with the opening of Eye Care Scotland in Glasgow on Monday 1st May.
Based within BMI Ross Hall Hospital, Scotland's largest private hospital, Eye Care Scotland will be the largest and most comprehensive centre for private eye health and eye surgery in the country. The new advanced facility is the result of a significant investment by BMI Healthcare. Eye Care Scotland will provide a service led by experienced senior Consultants from a patient's first consultation to the completion of their treatment.
The centre brings together a highly skilled team consisting of 15 local ophthalmic Consultants supported by a team of specialist ophthalmic nurses, practitioners, orthoptists and optometrists. The team will work in a high quality hospital environment and provide a wide range of eye health services from laser eye surgery to correct vision impairments, to corneal transplants and cosmetic eye treatments.
In an eight month project, BMI Healthcare has created two specialist operating theatres, a recovery area and three consultation rooms. The centre also offers the latest ophthalmic equipment and diagnostic technology available for scanning both the front and back of the eye. This allows the Consultant to make the correct diagnosis and treat appropriately. The equipment in the centre is supplied by Alcon UK, who specialise in cutting-edge innovation and breakthrough technology for eye health. Eye Care Scotland is Alcon UK’s only fully refractive cataract suite in Britain.
Being located within BMI Ross Hall Hospital gives the Eye Care Scotland team rapid access to MRI, CT, ultrasound scanning, microbiology, pathology and blood testing. A comprehensive range of specialist eye health treatments and surgery offered by the new centre include advanced cataract surgery, treatment for glaucoma and dry eye, lens exchange surgery, and corrective treatment for childhood squints.
Ross Hall Hospital has always offered limited ophthalmic services and recognised the need for speedy access to high quality ophthalmic services in Scotland.
“What we’ve created here is unique in that our senior consultants will meet patients at their first consultation and then be a constant presence throughout treatment. It puts high quality patient care right at the heart of our service and provides additional reassurance for patients having their eyes treated here” Says Paul Clark, Director of Operations at BMI Ross Hall Hospital.
Paul added, “We’ve carried out lots of market research on the need for this service and consulted various industry colleagues to ensure we offer the very best eye health care.
“What we offer at Eye Care Scotland is bespoke in terms of the combination of the highest quality technology and equipment, and personal care led by senior Consultants.” Paul said proudly
Mhairi Jefferies, Executive Director at BMI Ross Hall Hospital said, “This is a very exciting time for us all as it is the next phase of evolution at BMI Ross Hall Hospital. Everyone involved has worked extremely hard to ensure we are bringing a high quality service to the market and we are all very much looking forward to working with Alcon UK and their state of the art equipment.”
Treatment at Eye Care Scotland is available for insured patients and private patients.
For more information, or to book an appointment please call 0800 656 9611.
1st May 2017