Panel of experts acknowledge local trust for providing excellent ophthalmology care

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust has been recognised nationwide for demonstrating clinical excellence and for making a significant difference to the lives of ophthalmology patients.

During the Ophthalmology Honours event, hosted by Bayer and supported by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and Visionary, the Trust was acknowledged by a panel of experts for their outstanding care in three of the six categories.

The Trust’s Vulnerable Adult Ophthalmology Service won the ‘Best Patient Support or Education Initiative award’. The monthly clinic, for patients with moderate to severe dementia, learning difficulties or mental health conditions, is specifically designed to suit the patients’ needs. The clinic, which is provided by specialists with dementia awareness training, assesses patients in a comfortable and quiet environment with no time pressures.

The steering committee of independent experts also highly commended the Trust’s glaucoma service in the Best ‘Ophthalmology Service Improvement’ category and Sarah Queen, Consultant Nurse and Ophthalmology Clinical Director, as an Outstanding Ophthalmology Nurse.

Sarah Queen said: “We are extremely delighted to have been recognised in three Ophthalmology Honours programme categories.

“As a department we strive to constantly improve patient experience and clinical care. Therefore, to win the ‘Best Patient Support or Education Initiative’ award and to be highly commended in another two categories really highlights the high standard of care we are providing and the outstanding work we are doing.

“Thank you to the whole Ophthalmology team who’s dedication and passion have made these achievements possible.”

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