New eye health clinic and surgical centre now open in Bristol

A new eye health clinic and surgical centre has just opened in Bristol to offer capacity and faster treatment for NHS and private patients.

Newmedica Bristol, which already operates from Litfield House Medical Centre in Clifton Down, Mendip Vale Medical Practice in Langford, North Somerset, and Frome Medical Centre in Somerset, has just opened a new ‘flagship’ facility in Building 720.

The new surgical centre and clinic has been carefully designed to offer an even more comfortable experience for patients, alongside free onsite parking and good public transport links.

The new location within Aztec West business park will offer cataract surgery and aftercare, YAG laser treatment (a treatment used sometimes after cataract surgery), ocular hypertension and glaucoma monitoring, general ophthalmology services, oculoplastic surgery, medical retina clinics and vitreoretinal surgery.

This latest location will be run by operational director Julian Phillips and consultant ophthalmologists Johannes Keller, George Kiousis and William Sheehan.

Julian says: ‘Our current locations in Clifton Down, Frome and Langford no longer have enough capacity to meet local demand for ophthalmology treatment, hence why we have created our latest ‘super site’ in Aztec West.

‘We have been working closely with Bristol Eye Hospital and other local hospitals supporting with their long-waiting ophthalmology patients, around 3,600 in total over the COVID pandemic, as well as hundreds of new referrals each month which has created the need for more capacity. I would like to thank all those optometrists, GPs and our local secondary hospitals for trusting us to look after their patients.

‘We continue to receive amazing feedback from our patients since we opened our first site in 2018, and opening the new flagship surgical centre and eye clinic whilst maintaining our other three locations will allow us to be able to treat more patients, more quickly, to ensure patients can get back to their everyday lives and their activities they enjoy even sooner.’