Frimley Park Patients Benefit From New Mobile Eye Unit Made Possible by EMS-Healthcare

Vision saving treatment is now available closer to patient’s homes thanks to the new initiative from Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and made possible by EMS-healthcare.


Ellesmere Port, UK – WEBWIRE – Monday, July 28, 2014
The Mobile Macular Unit at Frimley Park
The Mobile Macular Unit at Frimley Park

The opening of the mobile unit marks another step in our exciting journey to providing exceptional care. I am very proud to be part of the team that has helped make our dream for the service come true.

Vision saving treatment is now available closer to patient’s homes thanks to the new initiative from Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and made possible by EMS-healthcare.

Opened by Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, the pioneering new service will offer a one-stop diagnosis and treatment service for conditions such as wet age- related macular degeneration (AMD) - the most common cause of sight loss in the over 50s in the UK.

This new Mobile Macular Unit uses one of the extremely popular Liberty medical trailers from EMS. Comprising of two 40ft medical trailers, the mobile space will create two waiting areas as well as two private consultation areas for patients. Two visual acuity channels as well as a scanning room and clean room for injections will also be incorporated into the design, providing complete care for sufferers and reducing patient waiting times drastically.

As patients undergoing treatment for AMD need injections on average every few weeks, the unit will be stationed for a week at a time in various locations allowing for up to 50 patients per day to be seen.

Due to the convenient access, free parking and close proximity to patients needing this service, supermarket sites throughout the hospital’s catchment area were chosen to get the most exposure. Well known host sites include the Tesco in Aldershot, Sainsbury’s in Farnborough and The Meadows in Camberley with many more sites, including one in Basingstoke, following suit shortly.

Keith Austin, CEO at EMS-Healthcare said: “This is a fantastic example of a NHS Trust provider looking to improve patient services and boost their capacity with innovative solutions. From working on similar initiatives we recognise the extent of the benefits of embedding a service like this in the heart of a community. As well as reducing travel time and costs, it also introduces an element of convenience and incites greater efficiencies.”

This new initiative will enable patients to benefit from treatment closer to their homes and increase the trusts capacity for treating patients in and around the area.

Frimley Park consultant ophthalmologist and lead for macular services Mrs Geeta Menon said: "The ophthalmology team at Frimley Park Hospital have always been trailblazers in providing innovative care for patients with eye disease.

“The opening of the mobile unit marks another step in our exciting journey to providing exceptional care. I am very proud to be part of the team that has helped make our dream for the service come true.”

EMS Healthcare is the industry leader in providing high quality mobile healthcare solutions to healthcare providers who need to increase their services to patients. 

Visit www,ems-healthcare.com today for more information on how we can create entirely bespoke, functioning treatment rooms for your patients that can decrease patient waiting and travel times and provide your patients with a  higher quality of service.


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