Optegra Eye Health Care, which operates six specialist eye hospitals across the UK, is today launching a brand new flagship hospital in London’s world famous Harley Street district.
The state-of-the-art Optegra Eye Hospital London
, on Queen Anne Street, occupies six floors of two adjacent houses. Behind the stunning Edwardian and Victorian facades, the buildings have been transformed into a fully equipped hospital with specialist ophthalmic facilities, offering a full spectrum of procedures led by renowned consultant ophthalmic surgeons.
The £13 million investment in the hospital design and build as well as latest technologies results in Optegra offering a full laser suite, medical ophthalmology rooms, ophthalmic theatres, an 11 bed ward and top of the range equipment. This includes ReLEx SMILE, which is a bladeless, flapless, minimally invasive alternative to laser surgery.
Optegra Eye Hospital London will allow its consultants to treat the A to Z of eye health care: from vision correction options (laser eye surgery and lens replacement) through to medical treatments for conditions such as cataracts, AMD, floaters, retinal tears, glaucoma, and even stem cell transplants in the future.
The hospital will even be offering innovative services such as a telemedicine service for community optometrists wanting advice on OCT images.
In order to support patients with poorer vision Optegra will be offering a low vision aid service to help those patients maximise their remaining vision with innovative, practical solutions; and a vision counselling service (in conjunction with the RNIB) to help patients come to terms with their visual disability.
Every aspect of the hospital has been created to flow perfectly, having put patients’ needs at the heart of the design. The creation of a calm atmosphere puts patients at ease and allows the hospital to offer an efficient and personalised service. For example, diabetic patients will have all of the necessary diagnostics and treatments carried out on one floor.
The thoughtful design and layout has also resulted in ‘clinical’ and ‘non-clinical’ areas, to help patients feel calm and relaxed. Light is maintained throughout the open floor space through the extensive use of glass, with opaque areas to ensure patient privacy.
One of the key spaces within the hospital is the patient pods on the third floor. Patients are provided with their own dedicated spaces which they occupy for the duration of their stay, both pre and post-operatively.
Amy Richardson, Hospital Director for the new Optegra Eye Hospital London, said: “Our brief was very much to create a stunning environment once people step through our doors, capturing the high quality of our service through the optimum standards of design, materials and experience.
“We appreciate that patients can be nervous and sometimes frightened about eye surgery, so we have created a calming, relaxed space – in fact, although we are bursting with medical equipment, in parts it does not feel like a hospital at all. We will do everything in our power to make the whole experience as pleasurable as possible.”
Rory Passmore, Managing Director for Optegra Eye Health Care UK, says: “As pioneers in eye health care, we are focused on delivering the highest clinical standards and an exceptional service to each and every patient. We believe that our new hospital in Central London shows that modern, innovative eye healthcare can be delivered in stunning, first class surroundings without compromising on impeccable customer service, which is core to everything we do.
“This hospital opening marks a key development for the business and an investment which reflects our success both in the UK and internationally. Dedicated specialist eye hospitals can deliver an unsurpassed level of treatment as we invest in leading surgeons and an unprecedented volume of diagnostic and surgical equipment.”