New history of the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital published in time for Bicentenary celebrations
To celebrate the Bicentenary of the Manchester Royal Eye
Hospital in October of this year, an illustrated history of the
hospital has been produced by Consultant Ophthalmic surgeon
'Manchester Royal Eye Hospital 1814-2014: An Inside View', is a
300 page hardback history of the vast changes the hospital has gone
through since its humble beginnings on King Street, with one
surgeon and 24 beds.
The hospital is now a world-renowned centre of excellence, one
of the busiest eye hospitals in the world, and treats patients not
only from North West England but nationally.
Nicholas Jones has worked at the hospital for
over thirty years, and as such was considered a natural choice both
for leading the organising committee for the bicentenary, and for
putting together a complete history of the prestigious hospital,
told from the perspective of someone who has been part of its
The book covers the hospitals growth and its move to bigger
premises as demand for its services rapidly increased.
The book is priced at £30, and is available from the Dispensing
Opticians at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, or by cheque made
payable to 'CMFT' direct to Mr Jones.
Pictured: Mr Jones with the book