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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 Nicholas Jones.

'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.

Nick Jones and bookNicholas 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 transformational journey.

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