New eye hospital in Dalston offers NHS cataract surgery in just 4-8 weeks


Patients to benefit from high-quality care and significantly reduced waiting times at latest SpaMedica hospital

A brand-new eye hospital has opened its doors in Dalston, bringing care closer to home for patients who live in Hackney and the surrounding areas. Specialising in NHS cataract surgery, SpaMedica Dalston offers appointments in just four to eight weeks, helping to reduce waiting times for patients who have been diagnosed with cataracts.

Based at Playle House on Tottenham Road in Hackney, SpaMedica Dalston provides a comfortable and welcoming environment for patients and their families, with spacious waiting areas and a state-of-the-art operating theatre. The hospital offers a free transport service for patients who might otherwise struggle to get to and from their appointments, and there is a public car park nearby.

Staffed by experienced healthcare professionals, SpaMedica Dalston joins more than 50 SpaMedica hospitals nationwide and is predicted to become a provider of choice for local patients.

Over the past 15 years, SpaMedica has successfully treated thousands of NHS patients, with over 16,000 five-star reviews on the NHS website. SpaMedica’s hospitals also have some of the lowest complication rates nationally and have secured excellent feedback during inspections by the Care Quality Commission. Of the 35 SpaMedica hospitals inspected to date, 13 have achieved the top ‘Outstanding’ rating, and 22 have achieved a ‘Good’ rating.

Hospital Manager Penny Cudby said: “We are delighted to be working alongside a team of skilled surgeons and healthcare professionals to deliver the best possible care to patients in Dalston and the surrounding areas.

“Having seen the difference these procedures can make to patients’ lives, we can’t wait to get started and help local residents get back to doing the hobbies and activities they love.”

Cataracts Symptoms

You may experience one or more of the following symptoms if you have cataracts:

Blurred vision
Difficulty driving at night
Difficulty watching television and reading
Being dazzled by sunlight and/or bright lights such as the headlights of an oncoming car
Fading of colours
Frequent changes to your spectacle or contact lens prescription

It’s best to see an optician if you think you have cataracts. They will perform a thorough eye check and will be able to refer you for treatment if needed. In England patients can choose which provider they have cataract surgery with.