Support in Eye Clinics

Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs) provide information and emotional and practical support to eye clinic patients. This support is often given at a time of great need.

Role of ECLOs

The ECLO bridges the gap between health, social services and community support. They signpost and refer clients to many different services that support people with sight loss and help them to live independently. The ECLO role has been developed to reflect people's needs, and is a big step forward in bridging the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people. 

RNIB ECLOs

There are currently six RNIB Group ECLOs, funded largely by the Big Lottery. These ECLOs work in:

  • University Hospital Wales (Cardiff and the Vale)
  • Singleton Hospital (Swansea)
  • Royal Glamorgan (Rhondda Cynon Taff)
  • Prince Charles (Merthyr Tydfil)
  • Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda (Rhondda Cynon Taff)
  • Princess of Wales (Bridgend)
  • Neath Port Talbot Hospital
  • Amman Valley (Carmarthenshire)
  • Glangwili (Carmarthenshire)
  • Prince Phillip (Carmarthenshire)
  • Withybush (Pembrokeshire)
  • Ysbyty Gwynedd 

Other ECLOs work in:

  • Royal Gwent (Newport)
  • Neville Hall (Monmouthshire)
  • The Stanley Eye Clinic (Conwy)
  • Wrexham Maelor

If you'd like more information about ECLOs, please contact our head office on 029 2082 8500 or by emailing us at cymru@rnib.org.uk

 

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