Over 100 people visited the Ophthalmology Day Unit at Bexhill Hospital when it opened its doors for the public to see behind the scenes of the specialist unit that operates on people’s eyes.
Staff from the unit were available to guide people through the patient’s surgical journey and answer their questions. Visitors were also able to handle the surgical instruments, look through the operating theatre microscope and see other surgical equipment working. They were also able to watch a video on cataract surgery.
Lesley Carter, Unit Matron said: “I would like to thank everyone who attended, it was an amazing afternoon. We had over 100 people through the unit and the feedback we received was very positive and everyone found it very interesting. Staff were praised for their helpfulness and there was an overall response that people felt it would not make them afraid to have surgery now, which is great.”