- Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Moorfields Eye Hospital Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Moorfields Eye Hospital. (January 2006) Geography Location City Road, Islington, London, United Kingdom Coordinates Coordinates: Organisation Care system NHS Hospital type Specialist Affiliated university University College London Services Emergency department Yes Speciality Ophthalmology History Founded 1805 Links Website http://www.moorfields.nhs.uk Lists
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is an NHS eye hospital located in London, United Kingdom. It is the oldest and largest eye hospital in the world and is internationally renowned for its comprehensive clinical and research activities. The hospital is a major international tertiary care and training centre in ophthalmology, and over half of all ophthalmologists in the UK have received specialist training at the hospital.
Together with the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, which is adjacent to the Hospital, it forms the world's largest site for eye care and research. Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a member of the UCL Partners academic health science centre.
The trust employs over 1,200 people across its eleven sites of operation. 24,000 ophthalmic operations are carried out yearly and over 260,000 patients are seen at the hospital annually. The trust also runs 10 outreach clinics in other parts of London including Ealing, Tooting, Mile End and Tottenham.
The hospital was founded on the Moorfields in 1805 as the London Dispensary for curing diseases of the Eye and Ear, by John Cunningham Saunders, assisted by John Richard Farre. It moved to its present site in 1899, and was nationalised in 1948. These anniversaries gave it the unusual ability to celebrate a centenary in 1999 and a bicentenary in 2005.
In February 2007, the new Richard Desmond Children's Eye Centre (RDCEC) (Also known as the International children’s eye centre), built adjacent to the main city road site was opened.
Teaching and research
Today Moorfields Eye Hospital is a major centre for postgraduate training of ophthalmologists, orthoptists, optometrists, and nurses. It has also played a pivotal role in ophthalmic research. Sir Stewart Duke-Elder founded the Institute of Ophthalmology (now an integral part of University College London), and many key individuals, such as Sir Harold Ridley, Charles Schepens, Norman Ashton, Shomi S. Bhattacharya, Allen Foster, Gordon Johnson and Raymond Lund have carried out their research at Moorfields and the Institute. As of 2005, major ophthalmic research programmes at Moorfields were led by Professors Robin Ali, Shomi S. Bhattacharya, Alan C. Bird, Fred Fitzke, John Greenwood, Roger Hitchings, Peng T. Khaw, Phil Luthert, Susan Lightman, Tony Moore, Ted Garway-Heath, Steve Moss, Santa J. Ono and Gary S. Rubin.
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