In this issue
Welcome
Celebrating Florence Nightingale
Royal Patron gets creative
Trust is Living Wage employer
Grandfather thanks pioneer for saving sight
Applications for Summer School open
Review our mealtime menus
Two minutes with…our LGBT+ network
Opportunities to get involved
Be a hero
Friends and Family Test
Trust rated highly by patients
Funding for community services
Recognition for outstanding contribution
Diabetes teams scoop award
Leading edge research
Cancer patient lands record deal
Life-changing treatment
17 February – Science Museum
26 February – LGBT History Month
4 March – performing arts
2 June – free ophthalmology seminar
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Grandfather thanks pioneer for saving sight

A grandfather has recalled what it was like to be one of the first people to have modern cataract surgery at St Thomas’ Hospital in the 1950s.

 

Saturday 8 February marked the 70th anniversary of the first successful lens implant operation, which was developed by Sir Harold Ridley, an ophthalmologist at St Thomas’ Hospital. His medical breakthrough has saved the sight of more than 200 million people across the world.

 

Jeffrey Wright, 80, was one of the first patients operated on by Sir Harold in 1956. He says: “Sir Harold was a brilliant surgeon. I would have completely lost my vision in my right eye without him.”