The £3m West Norfolk Eye Centre is open.
Based on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital site in King’s Lynn, it has its own entrance and gives West Norfolk its own dedicated ophthalmology outpatient building for the first time.
As well as freeing up outpatient space in the hospital, it will have One Stop clinics speeding up treatment.
It will also mean:
- More clinic and diagnostic rooms – the new centre will have twice the space of the old outpatient area, with separate rooms for outpatient appointments and diagnostic tests, rather than having do both in the same room. This will hugely improve patient flow through the department and reduce waiting times
- Separate waiting rooms and treatment areas for children and adults – responding to feedback from our patients, parents and the CQC
- Two rooms dedicated for laser treatments – rather than one – enabling us to see and treat more patients in the same amount of time
- A dedicated training space for our staff, as well as GPs and community optometrists
Mr Stephen Byard, Ophthalmic Surgeon and the clinical lead for the service at QEH, said: “The new name reflects the improvements in the centre itself and, importantly, greater working in partnership with our community.
“The West Norfolk Eye Centre will improve the care provided across the area for those with eye conditions and means those who need to attend hospital are cared for in a brand new, purpose-built facility, designed specifically around their needs.”