Royal Eye Hospital
A new eye hospital opened on 8th August 2009!
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital is one of the largest eye teaching
hospitals in Europe. Globally acknowledged as a centre of
excellence, the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital is renowned for its
pioneering work in all aspects of ophthalmology, including
out-patient care, surgery and education.
It provides secondary and tertiary care to residents of Greater
Manchester and beyond and provides an extensive range of services
and facilities for both adults and children.
Some of these services include: The Emergency Eye Centre, Acute
Referral Centre, Ophthalmic Imaging, Ultrasound Unit,
Electrodiagnosis, Laser Unit, Optometry, Orthoptics, the
state-of-the-art Manchester Eye Bank and Ocular Prosthetics.
The new Eye Hospital is a vast improvement on the old
facilities. On the ground floor of the new two-storey hospital the
main reception area incorporates everything needed for out-patient
visits including 24 examination rooms, five laser treatment rooms
and two ultrasound rooms.
On the first floor, the ophthalmic ward is made up of nine
single rooms, an isolation room and a four-bedded area together
with consulting and treatment rooms. The day case unit includes six
examination rooms, three interview rooms and a number of specialist
It provides a new model of care by replacing fragmented
facilities across three buildings and producing a better patient
experience by separating planned and emergency treatment. There is
an easily identifiable entrance to ensure that people with impaired
vision are clearly and safely directed.