Children’s Eye Care Equipment bought with Charitable Funds
A new Retinoscope has been bought for the Orthoptic clinic at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital. This Retinoscope will help determine whether a patient requires glasses to see clearly.
It was purchased via charitable funds from The Health Tree Foundation (HTF), the official charity for Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust. A wish was made to HTF’s Circle of Wishes by head orthoptist Jenny Short, requesting for new equipment to better assess the focusing ability of babies and children’s eyes.
The Circle of Wishes is the Health Tree Foundation’s unique way of matching the charitable intent of the community with the wishes of the Trust’s patients. Wishes can be put forward by patients, visitors and staff members at the hospital. Wishes aim to go over and above, providing a better patient experience within the hospital.
Jenny Short said “We are so grateful to the Health Tree Foundation for granting our wish of having a Retinoscope available in our clinic. This is a fantastic addition to the equipment we have available to assess children’s vision. It will enable us to gain insight into the focusing accuracy of babies and children, allowing us to better inform parents and prepare them for the need for glasses to support their child’s vision.”
Community champion for HTF, Lauren Alexander, said, “Without our supporters, we wouldn’t be able to grant wishes that improve the experience patients have within Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital. For this we are extremely grateful as The Retinoscope for the Orthoptic clinic would not have happened without the support”.