WDHB's Ophthalmology Department moves
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7 February 2013
 
The Whanganui District Health Board’s Ophthalmology Department has moved from the Outpatients Department to newly appointed rooms in Wanganui Hospital’s Women’s & Children’s building.
 
The key driver for the move is to provide Ophthalmology with more space. Surgical, mental health and addiction services business manager Peter Wood-Bodley says the former premises were too tight to house the suite of diagnostic equipment which ophthalmology relies on.
 
“We’re also delighted to inform the community that a new ophthalmologist has recently joined us for six months, bringing the number of ophthalmologists serving Whanganui to three,” Mr Wood-Bodley says.
 
“Dr Bart Martyak and Dr Sue Hendeles are working across the combined Whanganui and Midcentral DHB region and already, their presence is being felt.
 
“Dr Hendeles has been working one half day a week in Whanganui since late last year and Dr Martyak held his first clinic this week. Like Dr Hendeles, he is enjoying working on equipment recently donated by the Wanganui Eyecare Trust.”

Below: Map of the Wanganui Hospital campus showing the new location of the Ophthalmology Department.