A NEW hospital specialising in eye care will soon be coming to Wokingham.

The NHS service, described as a state-of-the-art hospital, will be located at the former detached office Quoin House on Fishponds Road.

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The service will provide NHS Ophthalmology Services, including Cataract Surgery and YAG Laser Capsulotomy.

SpaMedica currently operate 19 eye hospitals, with the new Wokingham branch taking that total to 20.

James Clarke, Head of Property at SpaMedica, said: "The site at Wokingham is just what SpaMedica looks for when setting up our new hospitals, it's in a great location, with easy access and lots of on-site parking available for our patients.

"All parties involved in the transaction and development have helped us deliver a first-class eye hospital, ready to deliver NHS cataract surgery to patients across the Wokingham region."

Graeme Canning, head of property at Thomas Lawrence & Sons Ltd, added: "Our refurbishment of the property was essential to re-brand the office premises to enable us to attract a National Occupier of SpaMedica’s quality to Wokingham in what is a very challenging economic climate.

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"The new hospital will be a wonderful new facility for the Town and we wish SpaMedica every success for the future."

The letting for the building has just been completed, and has not yet been confirmed when exactly the service will begin operating.