Mobile macular units
Increasing macular capacity for Frimley Park Hospital
With convenient community locations and out-of-hospital care, patients have a positive clinical experience
additional appointments created per week
of patients find the mobile unit more convenient
of patients rate their mobile unit experience as excellent
Increasing ophthalmology capacity
Bringing essential care closer to home
We've worked in partnership with Frimley Park Hospital since 2014. The mobile macular clinic provides a one-stop assessment and treatment service in supermarket car parks, offering a convenient alternative to the acute setting for patients.
Former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who was present at the launch in 2014, commented; "This is the first mobile unit of its kind in England, and is an excellent example of how innovative services lead to better access and improved treatment for patients."
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 service come true.
Professor Geeta Menon
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Innovative solutions that solve opthalmic capacity challenges
Liberty provides clinicians with the flexibility to provide care within hospital estates, or out in the community. The solution also includes a clean room option for ophthalmology injections (with positive air flow).
Designed to offer additional HTM compliant clinical space, the solution provides a capacity boost for the Trust to meet rising demands for outpatient appointments.
Helping to tackle the COVID-19 backlog
Increasing macular capacity at Denmark Hill and Orpington Hospitals
When King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust required additional capacity within their ophthalmology department to help tackle the post-COVID backlog, EMS Healthcare provided two Liberty+ mobile macular units. They were able to increase capacity within the Trust by up to 60 appointments per day.
EMS Healthcare provided the ideal solution to increase capacity at the Trust, by deploying two mobile macular units at our Orpington and Denmark Hill hospitals. The staff have really enjoyed working on board the mobile units, as they are bright, modern and welcoming. This positivity has been echoed by patients, who have been seen quicker as a result of the increased capacity.
Ophthalmic Technician at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust