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Chesterfield MP takes a look at local eye care services

The hard work and dedication of hospital staff and the pressure on Health services was on the agenda when Chesterfield’s ophthalmology department had a visit from their local MP.

Chesterfield MP, Toby Perkins, met staff and patients at the Ophthalmology department at Chesterfield Royal Hospital to learn about the provision of emergency eye care and discuss recent changes.

Toby said, “As with every department I have visited at the Chesterfield Royal, I was impressed with the dedication and professionalism I witnessed from the staff. We discussed the increased

Toby Perkins MP with Claire Bond, Matron, and Jake Oakley, Ophthalmic Photographer, at Chesterfield Royal Hospital’s ophthalmology department

Toby Perkins MP with Claire Bond, Matron, and Jake Oakley, Ophthalmic Photographer, at Chesterfield Royal Hospital’s ophthalmology department

pressure on services, the chronic difficulties NHS departments have recruiting specialists and emergency cover arrangements that can see patients travelling to Mansfield for late night treatment.”

Weekend and evening services have been shared with the ophthalmology department at Kings Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield leading to some concerns around availability of services.

Toby added, “We also discussed steps that the department have taken recently to give patients a one stop shop service to provide a wider range of services in a single visit, the quality of equipment at the Royal and the positive steps that have been taken in recruitment in recent months.”

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