Our sight is a critically important sense. Sadly, sight loss is an increasing reality for many people, and it is estimated that by 2050 there will be four million people in the UK living with sight loss.
The experience of losing sight is often distressing and can be isolating and costly for the individuals affected, as well as their families and carers. Putting the people affected by sight loss at the centre of care is essential if their needs are to be supported.
Moorfields’ ability to establish modern, efficient and effective treatment pathways is achieved despite the need to compromise in the face of the limitations of its current site in City Road.
These buildings, some of which are over 122 years old, are impacting negatively on patients and their experience at the hospital.
Our proposal to move Moorfields Eye Hospital services from City Road to a new, purpose-built facility would improve the experience of patients who visit Moorfields. Through the proposal, patients will have:
- an improved, easier and more comfortable patient experience
- improved access to counselling services and patient support groups
- access to other care and support services
- improved care pathways.