£500 million redevelopment

The new Manchester Royal Eye Hospital occupies a part of the large new building which also provides a new SaintNew Eye Hospital Main Entrance Mary's Hospital for women, a new Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, and a substantial replacement of the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Its frontage is on The Boulevard, a new road running through the island site.

The hospital now has 29 consultant ophthalmologists providing a comprehensive range of sub-specialty expertise, and the hospital therefore attracts tertiary referrals from the North of England, North Wales and beyond. There are two consultant ophthalmic pathologists and two consultant optometrists. There are five operating theatres on site, and a sixth serving the outreach cataract service at Withington Community Hospital.

The hospital performs more than 10,000 cataract operations per year. Outpatient services include anterior segment and retinal clinics with 24 consulting rooms, the Macular Treatment Centre, 6 laser rooms including Pascal retinal laser, optometric and contact lens services, a dispensing optician, a bespoke orthoptic and paediatric clinic, a Vision Science Centre, a comprehensive ophthalmic imaging service, an ocular prosthetics department and emergency services including the Emergency Eye Centre (a walk-in emergency clinic staffed by nurse practitioners) and the Acute Referral Centre, providing ophthalmologist-led urgent services. The Manchester Eye Bank provides a service for retrieval and processing of donor eye tissue for the North of England, and a 24-bed ward provides inpatient services for those undergoing complex surgery. The hospital has retained a ward and consulting suite for private patients.


MREH Atrium The New Hospitals Development

Our facilities were officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2012.

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital has, over two hundred years, developed and maintained a well-deserved reputation for excellence. The hospital and its consultants attract both secondary and tertiary referrals not only from the Northwest of England, but nationally and internationally. It is one of the busiest eye hospitals in the world. The hospital is well-equipped to provide a high level of service well into the 21st century. We hope that you will join us in celebrating the bicentenary of the hospital in 2014.

Her Majesty The Queen visiting the Eye Hospital in 2012