20.05.2009

Views on eye care sought

Views on eye care sought

By Alexa Kaczka

Eye care patients in Dudley are being asked to give their assessments of their treatment by the local primary care trust (PCT).

Dudley PCT is extending the invitation to people who have made use of the borough"s eye services, reports Dudley News.

Head of community engagement at the trust, Sam Hill, explained to the paper: "We want to make sure that plans for healthcare meet the needs of local people."

Next month, the trust is holding a workshop in the area to discuss future proposals for eye care in the area.

In addition, pharmacy, dental and GP services are also up for discussion.

Local people are being asked to give their opinions on all these sectors.

Dudley PCT"s region spans 40 opthalmic sites, as well as 56 GP clinics and 40 dental ones.

It is responsible for services for roughly 300,000 people and its remit includes areas such as speech therapy, continence and mental health.

by Adrian Galbreth


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