Mr Angunawela is part of the winning team from Moorfields Eye Hospital that won a National Patient Safety Award on the 4th of July. The prestigious prize was awarded in the category for governance, risk management and patient safety and highlights the hospital's dedication to ensuring the best standards of care for its patients and its position as the leading eye hospital in the UK. The prize is competitively awarded nationally and across all medical specialities.
Mr Angunawela was the first to recognise a rare complication of drops prescribed after routine cataract surgery leading to loss of vision in some patients. This led to a focused team effort by doctors, pharmacists and risk management experts to address this issue resulting in a national alert trigger when the same combination of drops are prescribed anywhere in the country and no further complications reported over the last year since the problem was first recognised.