Eye surgery (FOI)
Eye surgery (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 29 December 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Information concerning eye surgery in Jersey at the Eye Clinic / General Hospital
I would be grateful if you would kindly advise on the following:
Confirmation of the surgeon or surgeons who carries out surgery involving retinal detachments at the hospital.
Confirmation that up to date modern equipment is used in retinal detachments such as lasers and is comparable with say Southampton Hospital.
The number of operations on retinal detachments carried out in the last 12 months.
The outcome of such operations.
The medical body that governs the Hospital.
Consultant Ophthalmologist Mr Anish Shah carries out retinal detachment surgery.
All the equipment, including the laser used during retinal detachment surgery is modern and up to date. Without knowing the specific details of the equipment held within other units, for example Southampton Hospital, this question cannot be answered in full.
Health and Community Services records the number of Vitrectomies but does not record specific data regarding what condition the vitrectomy was for, such as retinal detachment. Each patient’s record would need to be reviewed to extract the relevant information. It is estimated that this work would exceed the 12.5 hours specified in Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.
To undertake the research into the results of vitrectomy surgery would exceed 12.5 hours and therefore Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied
The Governing Body for all Medical Staff working within Jersey General Hospital is General Medical Council (GMC).
All other registered and qualified staff work under their specific Governing Bodies, such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Article 16 - A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive
(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.