MP supports need for increased eye clinics

Lindsay Hoyle MP

Lindsay Hoyle MP

Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle met with Royal National Institute of Blind People at a parliamentary reception where it launched its new report revealing patients are losing their sight due to over-stretched eye clinics.

Staff working in ophthalmology units have expressed serious doubts over the ability of clinics to meet demand.

Over 80 per cent said their eye department has insufficient capacity to meet current demand, with 94 per cent reporting that future capacity will not meet rising demand.

Lindsay Hoyle said: “I am supporting RNIB’s campaign as I believe it is very important that the eye health needs of local populations are taken into consideration and properly assessed.

“I will talk to my local hospital and the people that assess and plan services to raise our concerns and ensure they are aware of the capacity problems currently leading eye clinics to breaking point.”




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