Eye hospital shortlisted for accolade

Midland Eye has been recognised in one of the UK’s leading healthcare competitions

08 Oct 2015 by Emily McCormick

An eye clinic in the West Midlands has been named as a finalist in a prestigious healthcare awards which recognises providers of high quality care in the independent and voluntary sector.

Established in 2003, Midland Eye in Solihull was officially reopened in July this year following a £500,000 refurbishment. The investment saw the clinic procure a range of state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, including the lensar laser system specially designed for refractive cataract surgery, and the Nidek EC 5000 excimer laser.

Midland Eye will compete against eight other businesses which have been selected as finalists in the ‘Healthcare Outcomes’ category of the LaingBuisson Awards. The winners will be revealed at a ceremony at London’s Lancaster Hotel on November 11.

Midland Eye was originally established by a team of five leading eye surgeons in 2003 and was designed to provide patients with a one-stop, specialist service for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of eye conditions. In 2012 the clinic became part of Aspen Healthcare, a large provider of surgical and medical services in the UK. It now also provides a wide range of cosmetic eye procedures such as blepharoplasty.

Speaking about the nomination, clinical operations manager at Midland Eye, Erica Bowen, said: “We are delighted to be a finalist ­– an achievement in itself – given the quality and number of nominations that have been received by the Awards organisers.”

“Ironically, our parent company – Aspen Healthcare – is also a finalist in this category,” she added.


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