The Welland Site provides a Comprehensive General Ambulatory Ophthalmology Program for the population we serve in Niagara.
As of September 2012, all Ophthalmologists in the Niagara Health System work together in one location to perform cataract surgery, as well as other general ophthalmologic procedures in the operating room suites, minor procedure area and clinic settings.
The Ophthalmologists perform approximately 5,300 cataract procedures per year and have a dedicated day surgery area along with a teaching classroom which provides education for patients undergoing this type of surgery.
The Niagara Health System in partnership with our Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) providers meet regularly to review ophthalmology processes and standards in order to optimize patient care and identify opportunities for improvement within the program.
The consolidation of Ophthalmology to one site provides the program with the opportunity to reduce duplication of capital equipment and supports the provision of high quality care through dedicated, trained staff members working within the service.