Private healthcare provider Health by SMS expanded its eye surgery services to Sydney CBD and the Northern Beaches, with new ophthalmology acquisitions in Darlinghurst and Brookvale.
The last acquisition of premises Sydney Eye Clinic follows SMS Healthcare’s acquisition of Queensland-based LASERSIGHT Australia earlier this year.
According to SMS Healthcare Managing Director Carl Adams, the new acquisition aligns the growing demand for elective eye surgery procedures with the company’s commitment to bringing the latest advancements in eye surgery and collaborative care directly to local communities. .
Adams said the aging population combined with a backlog of elective eye surgery procedures in the wake of the pandemic underscored the importance of streamlining the patient journey, while supporting the diverse health care consolidation strategy of SMS Healthcare.
Demand for eye surgery, currently a $1 billion industry, is expected to increase over the next five years, with the highest growth expected for cataract surgery, laser correction and other types of eye surgery. corrective eye surgery.
Dr Ilan Sebban, founding partner of the Sydney Eye Clinic, said: “With this new synergy, we can extend the suitability of eye surgery to a larger group of people, while focusing on expanding the processing applications.
“Together, we can support faster patient access to the latest technology through established collaborations and a broader professional support network.”
SMS Healthcare’s local investment is part of a broader support strategy to reduce patient access to overstretched local healthcare services.
“As we focus on integrating capabilities with a high level of patient satisfaction, together with our partners, we are in a unique position to help increase patient access and provide them with appropriate options,” said Adams.
Sydney Eye Clinic will continue to operate under its existing trading name with support from SMS Healthcare’s shared services team.
SMS Healthcare’s eye surgery portfolio now includes 16 combined eye assessment and laser eye surgery clinics across Australia. Across its portfolio, SMS Healthcare holds co-investments alongside the healthcare professional founders of 21 day and short-stay hospitals, paramedical practices and specialist medical practices covering ophthalmology and healthcare infrastructure. laser eye surgery in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.