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New Eye Hospital on the Central Coast

Presmed Australia, a Sydney based healthcare company specialsing in the establishment and management of ophthalmic day hospitals, is partnering with local ophthalmologists to open a new private eye hospital in one of the leading commercial complexes in Erina. In September 2010, Central Coast Day Hospital will have two operating theatres and will house the latest, state of the art equipment and instrumentation. It will be staffed by specialised ophthalmic nurses employed locally and Central Coast ophthalmologists will operate at the facility.

The dedicated ophthalmic facility will be licensed by the NSW Department of Health, be accredited to the highest quality and safety healthcare standards and have health fund contracts with all the major health insurers. It aims to become the centre of excellence in ophthalmic surgery on the Central Coast, as well as setting the benchmark in the ophthalmic community Australia wide.

“Eye surgery is characterised by rapid developments in technologies which continuously improve patient outcomes. Presmed is excited to bring these developments to Central Coast” says Marc Resnik, Managing Director of Presmed Australia. “The new day hospital will represent an unsurpassed level of eye care in the region and will provide the local ophthalmologists with the latest technology to undertake the full spectrum of eye surgery procedures, including cataract, oculoplastic and vitreo-retinal surgery”.

The centre is also considering the possibility of offering refractive laser eye surgery (LASIK) for vision correction. It would be the first facility of its kind in Central Coast.

Dr [ ], an ophthalmologist practicing [x] years in Central Coast, said “the new day hospital represents an upgrade in the level of eye care in the region and will provide the local ophthalmologists with the latest technology to undertake the full spectrum of eye surgery procedures. Presmed has substantial experience in managing ophthalmic day hospitals in Sydney and we are looking forward to partnering with Presmed in Central Coast”.

“The local community will benefit from this addition of health services in Central Coast as well as from local employment opportunities and the support of local service providers” said Roger Cronin, Chief Operating Officer, of Presmed Day Hospitals. The centre is currently adverting for nursing and administrative staff and all enquiries should be directed to Roger Cronin with details below.

Presmed operates ophthalmic day hospitals in Sydney at Chatswood (Ophthalmic Surgery Centre) and in Epping (Epping Surgery Centre). It is a strong supporter of ophthalmology with extensive experience in delivering high quality patient outcomes. Presmed also provides industry conferences for Ophthalmologists, General Practitioners and Optometrists. Presmed has recently launched a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) website initiative for optometrists Australia-wide (www.optomonline.com.au). Local seminars for Optometrists and GPs are being planned that will offer CPD points.