A brand-new state-of-the-art eye health clinic and surgical centre set to dramatically reduce the waiting times for local patients seeking treatment for sight-loss conditions opened its doors on Monday 21 October.
Newmedica – one of the leading independent providers of NHS-funded ophthalmology services in England – has opened a new 3,500sq ft clinic in North Ormesby to serve Teesside and the surrounding area.
The new clinic consists of three consultancy rooms and one theatre that feature the latest innovations from the ophthalmology industry.
Newmedica comes with a trusted 10-year track record of working closely with the NHS to carry out a range of specialist eye care services at no cost to its patients.
Patients – likely to have been referred by a primary care practitioner like a GP or optometrist – visiting the new centre will be typically seen within two weeks for their first appointment, and then have their surgical treatment within the following four weeks. This added benefit from Newmedica is especially important as it eliminates any unnecessary delay or worry that patients may experience when told they need treatment for a sight-loss condition.
Located at 29-30 Market Place, North Ormesby, Newmedica’s world class treatments include: cataract surgery and management; ocular hypertension and glaucoma treatment and monitoring; oculoplastic surgery; medical retina and YAG, a special laser treatment designed to improve vision after cataract surgery.
The new Teesside clinic will also work in close partnership with the NHS locally, and in surrounding areas that stretch to Stockton, Hartlepool, County Durham and Darlington, Northallerton and beyond.
Operational director of the new Teesside Newmedica Clinic, Annette Johnson said: ‘According to data from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), there are estimated to be almost 400,000 people across Yorkshire and the Humber living with varying stages of the sight-loss conditions of glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts.
‘The opening of Newmedica Teesside in North Ormesby is one positive step towards avoiding preventable sight loss for many in the UK. Our launch has been driven by patient demand. Local people need access to exceptional eye surgery and treatment without the unnecessary worry of long waiting times. Suffice it to say, we are delighted to address this need.
‘Our team will be working closely with ophthalmology and optometrist partners in the community. Once referred to us, every patient can be safe in the knowledge that they will have access to the right specialist for their condition and treatment within a very short waiting time.’
Annette joins consultant ophthalmologists Qasim Mansoor and Philip Severn, who together bring over 35 years’ of clinical experience to the new venture.
Newmedica launched in 2009 with a mission to revolutionise the care and treatment for patients facing the prospect of sight loss by creating a new national network of specialist eye clinics that have a seamless link with all optometrists and GPs.
Newmedica has built up a proven track record of working with the NHS, providing services for NHS CCGs, NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts, and other providers of NHS funded services. Newmedica currently provides services for 22 NHS contracts nationwide, delivering over 120,000 patient interactions annually in 28 locations across England. According to a recent patient survey (2018/19) 98% of patients are likely to recommend Newmedica to their friends and family.
The new Newmedica Teesside clinic is located at 29-30 Market Place, North Ormesby, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS3 6HR. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm.
For more information, call: 01642 087614.