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Accolade for Eye Centre

From left: Kevin Trickett (President of Wakefield Civic Society), Peter Barton (Richard Eves Architects), Brendon O’Shea (Capital Projects Manager at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust), The Mayor of Wakefield, Cllr June Cliffe MBE, Matthew Pearson (Richard Eves Architects) The design of the Eye Centre at Pinderfields has been deemed worthy of recognition by Wakefield Civic Society and the general public.

The Eye Centre received a commendation in the Wakefield Civic Society’s 2016 Design Awards, which were announced at the Civic Society’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday 14 April at Wakefield Town Hall.  The 2016 Awards are for projects worthy of recognition completed in 2015 which are located in or around Wakefield city centre and surrounding villages.

Nominations are made by the Society’s members and the general public and the Eye Centre received a commendation in the Best New Build category.

The Eye Centre was the first of the Acute Hospital Reconfiguration (AHR) key developments on the Pinderfields Hospital site, and was officially opened in September 2015 by local MP Mary Creagh.

Both patients and staff were involved in the design of the building which comprises of seven consultation rooms, seven treatment rooms and five diagnostic rooms. The Ophthalmology Consultant offices are also now co-located within the same building allowing them to be on hand if required.

The facility has given the Trust a centre of excellence for specialist eye care and aims to provide the highest standards of care for patients. The unit provides state of the art equipment for treating patients with Age Related Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Cornea, Occuloplastics, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Neurology and Medical Retina.

Receiving a commendation in the Wakefield Civic Society’s Design Awards is testament to the project management, architecture and hard work of the construction staff.