ANNUAL EYE CARE AWARENESS WEEK AT HIBISCUS PRIVATE HOSPITAL
Each year during October the Port Shepstone Lions Club teams up with Dr Trevor Steyn and the Hibiscus Private Hospital in port Shepstone for their Annual Eye Care Awareness Week Project. They have the privilege of giving back to the community by assisting 10 - 15 people from the surrounding area with much needed cataract operations. Main sponsors include; Port Shepstone's Lions Club and Ophthalmologist, Dr Trevor Steyn and Drs Basson & Louw Anesthesiologists who graciously donate their time and skills. The lenses and surgical packets are kindly donated by Alcon South Africa and Genop Healthcare with the theatre facility, wards and nursing staff provided by Hibiscus Private Hospital.
It is an honour to be part of this worthy cause as none of the patients are in the position to afford the operation and would have battled with deteriorating eye sight for the rest of their lives. These patients are recommended to the one-day programme from the public sector waiting list.
Everyone involved agreed, that to be part of enabling these deserving people from our local community to get to see and appreciate with us the beauty of the South Coast that we often take for granted, was worth all the hard work, sacrifice and most gratifying.