Mark welcomes St Cross eye care unit opening to Rugby residents


Mark Pawsey MP has hailed the opening up of St Cross Hospital’s Macular Unit for locals. The unit treats patients with Age Related Macular Degeneration, and local residents of Rugby will now be free to seek treatment there, rather than having to go further afield.

Reacting to the news, Mark said:

“It’s great news that Rugby residents will now be able to access the local AMD unit at the Hospital of St Cross. The campaign has been long, and I have been frustrated that it has taken so long, but after so much work, I am very glad that Rugby constituents will now get the service they need. Just earlier this month, I spoke to a constituent in Rugby who had been rejected for treatment at St Cross because of where he lived. I am pleased that he and others will finally get the treatment they need.”

Mark commented:

“I attended the opening of the unit in early 2011 and have been as frustrated as my constituents that local people have be unable to use it. I have continually pressed for access to the unit for my constituents since it opened and it is only right that this fantastic local service will now be accessible for Rugby residents.”

Mark concluded:

“Having worked to see this important change made, I am grateful to the local CCG for working to resolve this issue and I know that many people here in Rugby will be as delighted as I am at this very, very welcome news.”