Stanley Eye Unit

There are no walk-in casualty services at Abergele as all unscheduled care patients will be required to telephone the triage nurse to arrange a suitable time slot or referred to WECS registered optician sites who are trained to assess and treat some ophthalmic symptoms and conditions.

The main clinic is based on site at Abergele hospital and is open:
Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 12.00pm
Contact: 01745 448330

 

IVT Suite
We have a bespoke unit which provides those patients with Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) a clinical assessment and treatment area within the IVT suite.  Also located here is the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) services which assist patients with vision difficulties to source support services within the Primary care (community) setting.

Primary Care Services
Daily booked Primary Care sessions are managed by an identified medical officer who will see patients referred as urgent to the Unit.  Referrals from other Hospitals are always relayed to the Primary Care / On- call doctor (doctor- to -doctor referrals).  Some GP’s or Optometrists may also request to speak to a doctor. 

The department has the support of a team of Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioners who provide unscheduled care and support.  Practitioners can assess, diagnose, treat and prescribe medication for a variety of anterior segment conditions using patient group directives.

For conditions effecting the posterior segment practitioners’ record patient history & carry out ocular examination prior to referral to medical staff.  Practitioners currently see approximately 60% of unscheduled care eye attendees.

    Nurse Practitioners can examine /diagnose and treat the following, using patient Group directives, and agreed protocols.

    • Arc Eye
    • Blepharitis
    • Chemical Burns(Mild)
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Conjunctival retention cyst
    • Corneal abrasion
    • Corneal epithelium(loose/requiring debridement)
    • Corneal foreign body
    • Corneal sutures(loose, broken or protruding)
    • Dry eye
    • Herpes simplex
    • Herpes Zoster

      Five peripheral sites are situated at: 

      • Colwyn Bay Community Hospital
      • Deeside Community Hospital
      • Holywell Community Hospital
      • Mold Community Hospital
      • Ruthin Community Hospital

      Day Care Unit
      Opening hours: Mon - Fri, 7.30am - 6.00pm

      The unit has facilities primarily for patients undergoing surgery as planned day care and provides 16 recliner chairs.  There are currently 2 beds within the unit for anaesthetic recovery and barrier nursing when required.  The unit has a small treatment room, linen store, kitchen and consulting room.  There is also a Pre-operative assessment area which provides patient privacy for assessment and this allows discussion to take place to assist for planned surgical day case admissions.

      Theatre suites
      There are 2 specialist eye theatres situated in close proximity of the day-care unit.  Independent scrub areas and up to date phaco-emulsification machines are in both theatre suites with HGM Elite KTP laser facilities available in theatre one. Video and viewing opportunities on close screen are also available in this theatre.