Pietermaritzburg Eye Hospital celebrates first birthday

2019-03-27 06:01
PHOTO: suppliedDr E. Uys, Allison Deysel and Dr S. Lalloo from the Pietermaritzburg Eye Hospital.

PHOTO: suppliedDr E. Uys, Allison Deysel and Dr S. Lalloo from the Pietermaritzburg Eye Hospital.

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A YEAR ago, the Pietermaritzburg Eye Hospital opened its doors, aiming to become a leading provider of eye health services in KwaZulu-Natal.

Backed by five of Pietermaritzburg’s top ophthalmologists, the 72-people hospital team has since touched 1 445 lives and has performed 2 261 procedures, creating a dedicated centre of excellence for ophthalmic care.

The Pietermaritzburg Eye Hospital marked this momentous occasion with a team celebratory high tea at the beginning of March.

Dressed to match the theme, the team was full of jubilation as the highlights of the past 12 months were presented by hospital manager Allison­ Deysel. She recognised in her presentation the contribution each team member has made in creating the success the hospital is enjoying, with their attention to the patients and their dedication to providing the highest quality medical and surgical care.

She went on to remark: “We also recognise the importance of the community around us and how improving and maintaining vision changes lives. Through the ‘Right to Sight” initiative, we have been able to operate on 24 patients free of charge.”

Dr Uys, one of the ophthalmologists operating and practicing from the hospital, said; “The future is bright as we remain at the cutting edge of ophthalmic developments and we look forward to another exciting year ahead.”

Visit the Pietermaritzburg Eye Hospital website to find out more: www.pmbeyehospital.co.za

— Supplied.

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