"Really helpful care when i needed it"

About: Princess Alexandra Eye Pavillion

(as the patient),

The out of hours opthalmology service in Edinburgh has been great. Twice in the last two months (once in March, once today) I have been urgently referred to the Eye Pavilion by my optician. Both times this has happened it has been at the weekend, but both times I was seen within hours of referral, and had only a very short wait after arrival before being assessed. The doctors I saw (in March and a few days ago) gave their names, were respectful, knowledgeable, and explained the treatment clearly. They gave me the medication I needed and arranged follow up within 48 hours. Really helpful care, when I needed it.

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Response from Melanie Johnson, Executive Nurse Director, NHS Lothian

Thank you for your comment. It is much appreciated and I will make sure it is brought to the attention of the staff in the department.I hope you are recovering well.

Best Wishes


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