Eye specialist ‘who cares’ up for award

NOMINATED Adam Booth, consultant ophthalmic surgeon at QA
NOMINATED Adam Booth, consultant ophthalmic surgeon at QA

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AN EYE specialist with a caring bedside manner has been put forward for doctor of the year.

Adam Booth, a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, was nominated for our Best of Health Awards by patient Alma Perkins, of White Oak, Havant.

She put him forward because of the outstanding care she believe he delivers.

She told The News: ‘Mr Booth is alert and really cares.

‘He has a lovely bedside manner and treats every patient as an individual and makes them feel special.

‘He is very honest with diagnosis and treatments and gives people hope.

‘Mr Booth treats all patients and staff with the highest respect and two of his main qualities are empathy and sympathy.’

Mr Booth, who has been working at QA since 2004, said he was delighted to have been nominated.

He said: ‘My role as an ophthalmologist is very rewarding as you can often make a huge difference to patients’ quality of life with a wide range of surgical and medical treatments. When I was told I had been put forward I felt that I must also pay tribute to the dedication of the nurses, technicians, and clerical staff who support me in the eye department.

‘I’d like to thank Alma for recognising my work in this way.’

This year’s awards night, backed by Wave 105, takes place on Friday, September 21 at the Portsmouth Guildhall and will be hosted by Fred Dinenage.

To make sure your health hero is in with a chance, you have to nominate them.

There are 12 categories that cover all sectors of the health service, from care in hospitals and surgeries, to care in the community.

To nominate someone call reporter Priya Mistry on (023) 9262 2130 or email priya.mistry@thenews.co.uk by June 25.