Visionary donation transforms the hospital environment for local eye patients

GETT Refurbishment Cheltenham’s General Hospital’s East Block Out Patients Department has recently benefitted from a £256,000 refurbishment.
GETT Refurbishment

Thanks to the generous supporters of Gloucestershire Eye Therapy Trust and Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity, these improved facilities are helping to create a better experience for patients.

The transformed space starts with a welcoming waiting area and comfortable seating when patients first arrive, through to improved spacious clinic rooms where appointments and minor treatments take place. A staff training area has also been created to offer a dedicated space for teams to continue to develop and learn.

It’s fantastic to have this improved environment that will benefit the thousands of patients who each year are supported by our Ophthalmology team. We are very grateful to Gloucestershire Eye Therapy Trust and to all who have supported them and been a part of this. Our staff are delighted to give our patients a better experience and to have such a brilliant environment to work in.

Will Dean, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Joint Speciality Director

Gloucestershire Eye Therapy Trust were supported by The Charles Irving Charitable Trust to fund the Ophthalmology improvements in partnership with our charity who provided the funding for revamped Optometry facilities.

Richard Smith, Associate Director at Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity, has already seen the difference these improvements have made. “We have an incredible Ophthalmology team in Gloucestershire, who always go the extra mile for the local patients they treat and care for. It’s clear how much the community value their work. The support given by Gloucestershire Eye Therapy Trust really embodies this; their kind support has made a real difference and is a boost to the team in their work.”


We would like to say a huge thank you to Gloucestershire Eye Therapy Trust for their continued support in funding specialist equipment, new innovation and improvements to facilities; their work will continue to benefit the future of healthcare for local eye patients.

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