More support for the visually impaired in Lincolnshire

Patients diagnosed with sight loss will now be able to access greater support at Lincoln County Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, and Grantham and District Hospital. Two new Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs) have been appointed to work alongside health professionals, offering help and advice to people with visual impairment on a range of areas including independent living, returning to work, benefit entitlements, coping at home and emotional support.

Andrew Pinder, ECLO for the South of Lincolnshire, can be contacted on:

Telephone: 01205 446292; Mobile: 07715 602552; Email: Andrew.pinder@rnib.org.uk

Rachel Newton, ECLO for the North of Lincolnshire, can be contacted on:

Mobile: 07715 602556 ; Email: Rachel.newton@ulh.nhs.uk

The ECLOs will liaise closely with Lincolnshire Sensory Services to ensure that Certificates of Visual Impairment (CVIs) are recorded and responded to swiftly, and rehabilitation support and mobility training are provided where appropriate.

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