Expansion of medical retina services at Acre Mill, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Project name: Expansion of medical retina services at Acre Mill, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary Project period: 20 months (Start date: January 2017)
Joint working project summary: The principal aim of this joint working project, is to enable the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust to expand the medical retina services and deliver benefits to patients of localised care closer to home, improved patient experience of the health system and potentially improved patient outcomes by reduction in treatment times, eduction in appointment waiting times and the provision of a ‘one stop’ service for review of patients’ condition and treatment in a dedicated clinic for the specific disease.
Expected patient outcomes for this joint working project It is expected that the patients will receive more localised care, closer to home and improved patient experience of the health system and potentially improved patient outcomes. Specifically, the following outcomes are expected:
increased number of macular review treatment slots per week at Acre Mill;
new patients to be accessed within 2 weeks of referral;
patients to receive a follow up review within the date range requested by
the consultant or treating healthcare professional;
patients very likely or likely to recommend the service to their friends and family through the Friends and Family test.
improved patients visual acuity outcomes record keeping through the use of an electronic audit system
patients being able to book their next appointment before leaving the treatment unit.