Mobile Ophthalmology Units
Mobile ophthalmic units provide a fast, cost-effective solution to maintaining care during hospital renovations and periods of increased demand. They include consultation rooms, a scanning room and a clean room for injections.
Each facility can provide up to 200 additional clinic slots each week, easing hospital capacity pressures to deliver vital, local, time-critical diagnoses and treatments to patients suffering from a range of macular disorders including Age Related Macular Degeneration wAMD.
Mobile Ophthalmology Units can support with:
- Capacity challenges
- Estate and departmental refurbishments
- Disaster recovery
- Out-of-hospital care
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.
EMS Healthcare has vast experience of providing mobile units in the heart of local communities, so we’re well informed about the benefits of bringing these facilities closer to patients’ homes.
First, there is a direct impact on patient attendance. Data from both our Manchester and Frimley mobile macular units revealed that 90% of patients found it more convenient to attend the mobile unit – and 41% saved over 30 minutes’ travel time.
Combined, these benefits enable a more efficient throughput of patients and allow NHS trusts, Health Boards and private healthcare providers to respond more dynamically to the community’s needs.
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 onboard 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. EMS Healthcare have been a great support to us, with their professionalism and experience, they made the process easy from day one.
An award-winning Ophthalmology UnitEMS Healthcare News
EMS Healthcare's mobile ophthalmology unit received a prestigious prize at the Building Better Healthcare Awards. The Liberty mobile macular unit, which helped increase patient satisfaction rates from 59% to 91% at Frimley Park Hospital, travels to four community locations in the Frimley area providing assessment and treatment for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (w/AMD). Inside, it includes two visual acuity lanes, a private consultation room, an OCT scanning room, a clean room for injections, a patient reception area, and two waiting areas.Read the Full Article
There are an estimated 26,000 new cases of nvARMD a year, and the demand on ophthalmology units has become overwhelming. The mobile unit is extremely busy servicing the needs of patients requiring this vital sight-saving treatment. Eventually we hope to be able to offer this mobile service to hard pressed units throughout the country.
We are delighted to bring our macular service to Trafford General Hospital. Our aim is to provide a convenient, high quality and responsive service for local people without them having to travel into Manchester for expert eye care. This is a major expansion of our macular service that will enable us to treat many more patients than at present.