On Friday I had the huge pleasure of attending the opening of new eye services at Faversham Medical Practice.
The new ophthalmic equipment which will mean patients can now access things like cataract surgery, injections for Wet AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) and minor eye operations locally.
This is such brilliant news for Faversham. It’ll mean faster treatment for patients and fewer journeys in and out of town. I’m delighted we’ve got this new service right in the heart of Faversham.
The future of healthcare will be about people getting the care they need closer to home, and this is another step in the right direction locally.
The new eye services were initiated by the team at Faversham Medical Practice and has been supported by The Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital and Community Medical Centres, which partly funded the equipment.
I’m hugely grateful to everyone who has worked so hard to make this happen, including Dr Gupta and colleagues at Faversham Medical Practice, and all to those who helped to raise funds - including generous donors.