Eye Clinic Nominated for National Award

Mr_Evangelos_Sioras_Consultant_OpthalmologyThe eye clinic of Royal Bolton Hospital has been nominated for a national award after outstanding praise from patients.

Evangelos Sioras and the clinic’s macular service are in the running for the ‘Clinical service of the year’ award as part of the Macular Society’s Awards for Excellence. The nomination recognises their exceptionally good practice in the care of people with macular degeneration.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects the central vision and is the most common cause of sight loss in the UK. More people are affected as our population ages.

‘Clinical service of the year’ is an award for medical staff, teams or services which provide diagnosis or treatment for macular disease, and which demonstrate exceptionally good practice in the care of people with central vision loss.

Mr Evangelos Sioros said: “We’re delighted to have been nominated for this award. My colleagues and I do try to make patients’ visits as pleasant as possible, so it is good to know that we seem to be getting it right!”

The team’s nomination will now be handed over to the judges, who will decide on the overall winners and present them with their awards at the Society’s annual London conference on 27 September.

Edith Frank from Salford nominated the team for the award.

She said: “I started attending the Royal Bolton Hospital in 2009. The care and attention I have received could not have been more helpful. Mr Sioras and his team do their upmost to create a pleasant atmosphere for the patients; they all deserve a pat on the back.”

‘Clinical service of the year’ is one of four awards presented by the charity. There are also honours for ‘Support or rehabilitation professional of the year’, ‘Optometrist or optician of the year’ and the ‘Chairman’s award for volunteering.’

Tony Rucinski, Chief Executive of the Macular Society, said: “The Macular Service team at the Royal Bolton Hospital do an incredible job and we are delighted that they have been recognised for their excellent work.

“It’s amazing to hear how people have made such a difference to the lives of others. There are some fantastic people working within the sector, so it’s great to be able to celebrate their hard work in this way.”

The Macular Society is the national charity for anyone affected by central vision loss.

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