Coronavirus

The current coronavirus outbreak has meant that we have had to defer all non-urgent treatment and reschedule all urgent treatment.  We are unfortunately unable to perform out routine face to face consultations at present.

This is being done on the basis of clinical need and Mr Ursell has are reviewed each person’s requirements individually. Some appointments are being postponed, others may be switched to phone or video consultation.

We are able to perform telephone/video consultations.  Please click here if you wish to schedule an online consultation with Mr Ursell

We are doing this to minimise the number of people having to travel to a clinic, as well as ensuring we are using staff and resources wisely.  All of our private hospitals have been switched to provide NHS care during the virus outbreak.

If your appointment is affected by this, we will contact you to advise you. We understand this may be of concern to you. We want to reassure you that, if your appointment does get cancelled, it is because the risk to your eye health is considered low and we will be in touch with you in the future to update you on your care.

We are able to perform telephone/video consultations.  Please contact us if you wish to schedule an online consultation with Mr Ursel.

We are doing this to minimise the number of people having to travel to a clinic, as well as ensuring we are using staff and resources wisely.  All of our private hospitals have been switched to provide NHS care during the virus outbreak.

If your appointment is affected by this, we will contact you to advise you. We understand this may be of concern to you. We want to reassure you that, if your appointment does get cancelled, it is because the risk to your eye health is considered low and we will be in touch with you in the future to update you on your care.

We have produced a series of FAQ’s about some of the eye issues that we feel you may face during this period.  If there is anything else that you may need please email us or arrange for a tele-consultation.

Urgent care

If you feel your eye health is deteriorating, please contact our helpline on enquiries@cataract-doctor.com and we will endeavour to get back to you to discuss this.  If you are an NHS patient, please get in touch with your local hospital eye department or use NHS 111.

CORONAVIRUS GUIDELINES & ADVICE

Urgent advice:

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
  • Use the 111 coronavirus service
  • Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Tips for staying at home – It’s important to stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading.

Do:

try to keep at least 2 metres (3 steps) from other people in your home, particularly older people or those with long-term health conditions

ask friends and family and delivery services to deliver things like food shopping and medicines – but avoid contact with them

sleep alone if possible

regularly wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds

try to stay away from older people and those with long-term health conditions

drink plenty of water and take everyday painkillers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, to help with your symptoms

Don’t

have visitors (ask people to leave deliveries outside)

leave the house, for example to go for a walk, to school or public places

Contact us today

If you would like more information or wish to book an appointment please contact us.