EMS Healthcare showcases sight-saving clinic at conference
EMS Healthcare unveiled its first-ever mobile eye care clinic at the Royal College of ophthalmologists’ conference in Birmingham this week - giving top consultants from the UK and beyond a tour of the state-of-the-art mobile unit.Jo Quarterman
Published 24 May 2011
The ‘Liberty Plus’ medical trailer is the base for eye specialists in Yorkshire treating up to 50 patients a day with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nvARMD) - a condition that causes progressive sight loss. The treatment unit allows patients to visit their local hospital site for treatment, instead of undergoing a round trip of up to 84 miles to a regional unit.
Over 100 conference delegates - some from as far away as the US and Australia - were given a VIP tour of the unit interior, which EMS Healthcare designed to create the bespoke clinical environment. It includes waiting area, two vision alleys, two clinical rooms for assessment and scans, and a dedicated treatment room. The unit was commissioned by the Eye Site Clinic Ltd to deliver an injectable drug treatment to NHS patients who would otherwise rapidly go blind without it.
Richard Gale, consultant ophthalmologist and chairman of the Eye Site Clinic Ltd said:
“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 service to hard-pressed units throughout the country.”
EMS Healthcare's Chief Executive Officer, Keith Austin said:
“We were immensely proud to show off this state-of-the art unit to key decision-makers in the NHS. It’s a fantastic example from our high-quality fleet of medical mobile units that offer cost-effective and flexible temporary accommodation that’s helping to transform healthcare for patients across the country.”