The increase in demand at the James Paget University Hospital’s eye clinic will be the focus of the keynote speech at this year’s Trust AGM, which takes place next Wednesday (September 19).
Hospital consultant ophthalmologist Tom Butler will deliver a presentation which will show how the number of appointments for patients requiring specialist eye treatment has been steadily rising.
And he will outline how the increase in demand is being met by new facilities in the area, which deliver treatments including injections to combat the most common cause of blindness in the UK.
Mr Butler’s speech will follow a general update on the Trust’s performance in 2017/18 and will come before an opportunity to sample some of the dishes prepared for both patients and staff by the Trust’s in-house catering team.
The AGM is being held in the Burrage Centre on the hospital site at Lowestoft Road, Gorleston and formally starts at 7pm on Wednesday. Before that, guests will be able to visit a showcase exhibition of the Trust’s services and initiatives, which is open from 6pm.
The Annual Report and Accounts for 2017/18, which includes the Quality Report, together with summary documents, are available on the Trust’s website at www.jpaget.nhs.uk . If you would like to attend the meeting, please email Ann Filby, Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01493 452162.