Membership newsletter for United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust- July 2016. Contents include:
For the first time Lincolnshire’s hospitals are offering an innovative new treatment to improve the sight of people with damaged eyes.
The corneal transplant is performed on patients with eye conditions such as corneal endothelial dystrophy, which affects clear outer layer at the front of the eyeball.
The first corneal endothelial transplant was performed in the county this year by Dr Khan on 52 year old Janet Brumpton from Market Rasen. This involved the damaged inner layer of her cornea being replaced and within one week her vision had drastically improved.
People living in care and nursing homes across Lincoln are benefitting from a revolutionary service which is helping to keep them out of hospital.
The Lincoln Care Home Service is a team of doctors, nurses and therapists from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust who is starting to visit every nursing and residential home in the Lincoln area over the next two years.
Results so far show that their work is reducing the number of people being admitted to hospital unnecessarily. In the first three months since the team visited one care home in Lincoln, the number of hospital admissions for their residents reduced by 64% compared with the previous quarter.
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