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Patient Support Service: Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh

Patient Support Service at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion

Our Patient Support Service at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion offers tailored practical and emotional support to patients attending hospital eye clinic appointments. The service is open to all patients of the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion regardless of where they live.

If you are living with sight loss, our friendly team can help with:

  • making the most of your vision
  • reading and navigation
  • technology and assistive apps
  • benefits and entitlements
  • emotional support and much more.

Our team can also make direct referrals into the Rehabilitation and Mobility Services provided by Sight Scotland and into Social Work Locality Teams.

Please note that due to current Covid restrictions face to face support from our team is only available to patients who are attending the Eye Pavilion for a clinic appointment. Patients who have an eye clinic appointment can drop-in to speak to a member of our team on the third floor from Monday to Friday, 9:30am-4pm. If you do not have an eye clinic appointment and wish to speak to the team please phone on 0131 378 1874.

Service funded by Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership

Groups and courses

Our Patient Support team run regular “Positive Outlook” courses for people living with sight loss. These free, three-week courses cover practical and emotional tips to help you cope and manage any day to day challenges you may experience following a diagnosis of visual impairment. They also give you a chance to talk to other people living with sight loss, to share hints, tips and experiences.

Courses are currently taking place virtually with the option to attend via video or telephone. A family member or carer is welcome to attend with you.

For more information or to book a free place on an upcoming course please get in touch using the contact details below.

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