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New eye unit for rising number of patients in Hereford

The new mobile unit will benefit residents across the region. Credit: Wye Valley NHS Trust

Patients at Hereford County Hospital are set to benefit from the latest technology for sight saving treatment following the opening of a new 200 thousand pound mobile eye unit. The unit, which opens this October will benefit patients in Herefordshire and the surrounding areas who need treatment for potentially blinding retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetes. Each year, more than 36,000 assessments, procedures and treatments take place at the Victoria Eye Unit at Hereford County Hospital, and the number of patients increases each year.



Health bosses looking abroad to fill job vacancies

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Health bosses in Leicester say they are looking abroad to countries like India and the Philippines to fill around 300 hospital jobs.

They say some nurses, who are worried about their future, following the decision to leave the EU have already returned home.

A series of other initiatives are also underway to fill nursing vacancies.

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