A Brighton hospital consultant and a specialist nurse have carried out a health trust’s first video-link clinic.
The clinic saved kidney transplant patients from having to travel to Brighton from Bexhill and the surrounding area.
The patients said that they were pleased with the way that the video-link clinic worked and the potential of the pilot scheme is now being considered by health chiefs.
The clinic was carried out by Lawrence Goldberg, a renal consultant, and advanced kidney disease nurse practitioner Rachel Anson.
Dr Goldberg is also the chief of specialized services at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
Trust chief executive Duncan Selbie said that the high-quality and confidential video link had vast potential for doctors and patients throughout Sussex.
He said: “It will make such a difference to patients with long-term conditions who are currently required to make frequent trips to the hospital to see our specialists.”