Wales Council of the Blind

Eye Clinic Liaison Officer

Definition: ECLOs work closely with medical and nursing staff in the eye clinic, as well as the sensory team in social services, to connect you with the practical and emotional support you need to understand your diagnosis, deal with your sight loss and maintain your independence.

Category: health

Credit: RNIB

Source: http://www.rnib.org.uk/eyehealth/who/eclo/Pages/about_eclos.aspx


Services mentioning Eye Clinic Liaison Officer

Abergavenny Nevill Hall Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (Sight Cymru) ECLO / Sight Loss Advisors

ECLO based at Nevill Hall hospital. Provides emotional support, information, assistance and signposts on to many different services to help at this difficult time. The ECLO can bridge the gap between health and social care for people with sight loss.

Abergele (Stanley) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (NHS Wales) ECLO / Sight Loss Advisors

Update: CURRENTLY NO ECLO AT ABERGELE - ECLO based (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri) at the Stanley Eye Clinic, Abergele Hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Amman Valley Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB) ECLO / Sight Loss Advisors

ECLO based at Amman Valley Hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Bridgend (Princess of Wales) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB) ECLO / Sight Loss Advisors

Part time (Mon, Tues, Thurs and Friday) ECLO based at Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Bronglais Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB) ECLO / Sight Loss Advisors

ECLO based (Tues, Wed, Fri) at Bronglais Hospital (North Road Clinic). Provides emotional support, information, assistance and signposts on to many different services to help at this difficult time. The ECLO can bridge the gap between health and social care for people with sight loss.

Carmarthen (Glangwili) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB) ECLO / Sight Loss Advisors

ECLO based at Glangwili hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people

Eye clinic information desk - (Bridgevis (Bridgend & District VI society)) Information

Bridgevis volunteers work with the ECLOs within the hospital to provide information and support to patients who are experiencing, or have some level of, sight loss.

Haverfordwest (Withybush) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB) ECLO / Sight Loss Advisors

ECLO based at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Llanelli (Prince Philip Hospital) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB) ECLO / Sight Loss Advisors

ECLO based at Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Llantrisant (Royal Glamorgan) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (NHS Wales) ECLO / Sight Loss Advisors

Part time ECLO based at Royal Glamorgan Hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Merthyr (Prince Charles) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (NHS Wales) ECLO / Sight Loss Advisors

Part time ECLO based at Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Neath Port Talbot Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB) ECLO / Sight Loss Advisors

Part time (Mon, Thurs) ECLO based at Neath Port Talbot Hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Newport (Royal Gwent) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (Sight Cymru) ECLO / Sight Loss Advisors

Part time ECLO based at Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport. Provides emotional support, information, assistance and signposts on to many different services to help at this difficult time. The ECLO can bridge the gap between health and social care for people with sight loss.

Powys ECLO - (RNIB) ECLO / Sight Loss Advisors

This vacant full time ECLO service normally operates from a range of community clinics including Ystradgynlais, Brecon, Llandrindod Wells, Llanidloes. You can still use the contact number below.

Swansea (Singleton) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB) ECLO / Sight Loss Advisors

Full time ECLO based at Singleton Hospital, Swansea. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

UHW Cardiff Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (Sight Life) ECLO / Sight Loss Advisors

Full time ECLO based at University Hospital Wales, Cardiff. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. They also signpost patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Wrexham Maelor Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (NHS Wales) ECLO / Sight Loss Advisors

ECLO (3 days per week) at Wrexham Maelor. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (NHS Wales) ECLO / Sight Loss Advisors

Part time ECLO based at Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda Tuesday to Thursday. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Ysbyty Gwynedd Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (NHS Wales) ECLO / Sight Loss Advisors

This post is currently vacant. ECLO (Mon-Wed) based at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Ystrad Mynach Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (Sight Cymru) ECLO / Sight Loss Advisors

ECLO based at Ystrad Mynach (Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr) hospital. Provides emotional support, information, assistance and signposts on to many different services to help at this difficult time. The ECLO can bridge the gap between health and social care for people with sight loss.

Library records mentioning Eye Clinic Liaison Officer

Lighting in and Around your Home: a guide to better lighting for people with sight loss. Leaflet - [Library Type]

This publication explains how to improve lighting to meet the needs of people with sight loss. A reduction in the provision of professional advice and support services in recent years has led to an increased need for self-help, to ensure that people can live independently and safely in their own homes. While earlier editions of the Guide were aimed largely at frontline professionals, such as housing and support staff, home improvement agency staff, vision rehabilitation officers (ROVIs), eye clinic liaison officers (ECLOs) and occupational therapists (OTs), this edition is also written for people with sight loss and their family members and friends.

The Role of Eye Clinic Liaison Officers Research paper - [Library Type]

The need for information and support at the time of diagnosis has long been recognised and although patchy has been undertaken informally by a range of individuals from ophthalmic nurses, local society's workers and unpaid volunteers. A number of roles have evolved to provide this support and onward referrals to other agencies such as social services including that of the qualified Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO). However, to date there has been no formal evaluation of the impact of this role on patients and eye clinics or of cost effectiveness.

Wales Eye Clinic Liaison Service Impact Report Report - [Library Type]

The report sets out the positive difference that the Welsh ECLO service makes, both for individuals and for eye clinic staff. By ensuring people newly diagnosed with sight loss have access to all the information and support they need, ECLOs can help mitigate some of the negative impact associated with sight loss such as poor mental health, increased risk of falls and loss of independence.