As part of its 20-year anniversary, Vision Eye Institute is celebrating the recent launch of Vision Hospital Group and the Future Vision Foundation (a not-for-profit research foundation).
Vision Eye Institute is one of Australia’s largest and most respected providers of specialist eye care and an established operator of day hospitals. Its network consists of 10 day surgeries under the Vision Hospital Group banner, as well as 20 eye clinics servicing New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.
Together under one banner
Over the last few years, Vision Eye Institute has expanded beyond ophthalmic care to provide a wider range of surgical services. In recognition of this new direction, Vision Eye Institute launched Vision Hospital Group.
‘We genuinely believe we provide world-class care, along with the infrastructure and know-how to meet the growing needs of local communities. While continuing to work closely with ophthalmologists, we now also partner with surgeons in the fields of gastroenterology, pain management, plastic surgery, dermatology and urology to name a few,’ says Mr Thiedeman.
‘Vision Hospital Group’s core philosophy is the practice of surgery deserves a highly focused, specialist environment where surgeons are supported to perform at their best and patients experience exemplary, seamless care,’ he says.
Future Vision Foundation set in motion
Vision Eye Institute has a deep heritage in ophthalmic research to acquire new knowledge and improve patient care, says Mr Thiedeman.
‘This constant search for better diagnosis, better treatments and better healthcare experiences is what drives us.’
‘Our scale places us in a privileged position – one that lends itself to giving back to the community. Through the not-for-profit Future Vision Foundation, we can do more to encourage and support the research endeavours of our staff and associated clinicians. Support will be in the form of funding, clinical resources, new initiatives and mentoring,’ he says.
The Foundation has been a dream since Vision Eye Institute first began and looks forward to working alongside other research organisations within ophthalmology, optometry and industry, and contributing to the excellent research already being undertaken in Australia.