North West of England NHS Foundation Trust
18 Week Support worked with an NHS Foundation Trust in the north west of England to deliver additional capacity. Patients with eye diseases including retina, cataract, glaucoma, diabetes and eyelid disorders were treated in weekend eye clinics.
There were 2076 new and follow up attendances, with a general discharge rate of 66 percent (new) and 44 percent for follow up. Glaucoma had a 69 discharge rate for new attendances and seven percent for follow up, while retinal had a rate of 44 percent for new and 38 percent for follow up attendances. 98 percent of patients said they would recommend the service to family and friends. The DNA rate was three percent.