Mrs Bridget Hemmant
Bridget Hemmant is a consultant Ophthalmologist at the James Paget University Hospital and also the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. She specialises in small incision cataract surgery, oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery. She also performs cosmetic surgery, fine line and anti wrinkle treatments. Mrs Bridget Hemmant trained at Sheffield Medical School, and worked for 10 years at Moorfields Eye Hospital where she gained a thorough grounding in ophthalmology and some subspecialty training in oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery. In Perth, Western Australia she gained international subspecialty training in oculoplastic surgery and developed further her skills in reconstructive surgery. Mrs Hemmant’s first consultant post was at the Royal Free in London. She was lured to live and work in East Anglia where she has become integrated into Norfolk life having married the son of a Norfolk farmer.
Her research MD in ocular wound healing was completed at the Institute of Ophthalmology in London whilst working at Moorfields.
Mrs Hemmant is an examiner for the University of East Anglia Medical School and also for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists where she is part of the diploma exam question setting committee. Mrs Hemmant is an Ophthalmology tutor and also a consultant Appraiser and a medical student adviser. Mrs Hemmant is a founder member of the British Oculoplastics surgeons society BOPSS. She is also a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Royal Society of Medicine.
I am married with one daughter and 2 step children. I am a keen amateur musician and play the violin in a local quartet. I also play the piano. I am a trustee of the Anteros Arts Foundation – a Charity teaching art which is based in Norfolk. My husband has a Vineyard in Bergh Apton. I enjoy sailing when I can, canoeing, and walking. We keep chickens and Guinea Fowl which make a useful burglar alarm!