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Countess of Wessex visits Kingston Hospital's eye unit

The RNIB spoke to Her Royal Highness about the support it provides in partnership with the hospital

07 Oct 2019 by Andrew McClean

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) welcomed Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex, Sophie Wessex, on a visit to see the services delivered at Kingston Hospital’s eye unit last week (2 October).

The Countess found out about the practical and emotional support the RNIB provides at the hospital to people losing their sight.

Her Royal Highness spoke to RNIB eye clinic liaison officer Sabeena Weyhenage and watched presentations given by consultant ophthalmologist, Hooman Sherafat, and patient Renee Dipple.

Director of services at the RNIB, David Clarke, said: “It is so important that patients receive the support they need, when they need it. We are honoured that Her Royal Highness visited the royal eye unit at Kingston Hospital to see the invaluable work that is done there in partnership with RNIB and Kingston Hospital Charity.”

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