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Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion (Patient Support Service)

User rating: 3 stars

Address:
Chalmers Street, Level 3, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH3 9HA
Tel:
0131 378 1874
Opening Times:
Monday
9am - 4.45pm
Tuesday
9am - 4.45pm
Wednesday
9am - 4.45pm
Thursday
9am - 4.45pm
Friday
9am - 4.30pm

Jo Hill (Mon, Tues, alternate Wednesdays and Friday) Emma McElwee (alternate Wednesdays, Thursday and Friday)

Map for Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion (Patient Support Service)

Organisation details

Providing Patient Support Services to adults going through diagnosis or experiencing changes to their vision. This service provides information, hands on demonstration of assistive aids and technology and person-centered advice on:
• Eye conditions and neurological visual changes
• Visual strategies - making the most of your vision.
• Reading and navigation
• Assistive aids and equipment, including low vision aids
• Technology and assistive apps
• Information on local/national services
• Benefits and entitlements.
• Registering as Sight Impaired or Severely Sight Impaired
• Groups & activities
• Environmental advice
• The use of low vision aids, positioning and reading strategies

Patient Support Staff will also provide:
• Emotional support
• Peer support groups.

At present due to Covid restrictions staff are not at the Eye pavilion providing services, they should be contacted via telephone or email.

Services offered:

  • Benefits advice
  • Hospital information
  • Low vision services
  • Emotional support
  • Eye health advice

1 user review

Ken Reid

User rating: 3 stars

Very good care from staff, but the building is difficult for people whose sight is failing eg ppor colour contrast, cluttered corridors etc.

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This organisation was verified on 29 April 2021

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