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Sight Loss Information and Support in Scarborough Hospital

The Sight Support Service

This service offers support, advice and information to anyone affected by a change in their vision.
The service is provided by qualified Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs) who provide confidential emotional and practical support for patients who are worried about the impact of their sight loss.  Common areas of concern include:

  • Emotional Impact of sight loss
  • Understanding a diagnosis
  • Maintaining independence
  • Isolation, reduction in social life
  • Reading
  • Day to day tasks
  • Getting around safely
  • Employment and training

The ECLOs have information about local and national support services, both statutory and voluntary. They can either signpost or refer into the chosen services most appropriate to an individual’s need.

Accessing the service

  • York Hospital Eye Clinic, ground floor waiting area A
    Vanessa Camp, Senior ECLO

    - In person – by appointment Monday to Friday. Please contact Vanessa by phone or email or ask at eye clinic reception.
    - By phone: 01904 721858
    - By email:

  • Scarborough and Bridlington Hospitals
    Yvonne Gilling, ECLO

    - In person – drop in service:
    Scarborough Eye Clinic – Wednesdays and Fridays
    Bridlington Eye Clinic – Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
    - By phone: 01723 236113
    - By email:

This service is provided by in a working partnership with the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Ophthalmology Directorate, the RNIB, and York Blind & Partially Sighted Society. 

Visiting times

All Wards 1pm –8pm

*subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge

Hawthorn Ward (Maternity)
9am - 9pm one birth partner and siblings.
Any other visitor can visit 1pm - 8.00pm.
No children under the age of 12 unless they are siblings of the baby.
Visitors are restricted to 2 per bed in addition to partners.

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Contact details

Woodlands Drive
North Yorkshire
YO12 6QL

T: (01723) 368111
F: (01723) 342581

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