Having an Operation
Having an operation
Most eye operations can now be performed as day cases, which
means you do not need to stay overnight in hospital before or after
your procedure. Instead, you are admitted to hospital in the
morning, operated on during the day and are then discharged home in
the afternoon or early evening. If you are required to stay
overnight you will be admitted to our inpatient services on ward
Charter of Care:
As a patient at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital it is our aim
All personal, cultural, and religious needs and beliefs are
We ensure your privacy and that all information about you is
treated in the strictest confidence.
You are kept well informed at all times.
Staff will be willing to discuss your care with you so that you
can make fully informed choices.
Cancelling or changing your appointment
If you are not able to keep your appointment or wish to change
it to a more convenient time, please tell us as soon as possible so
we can give your appointment to another patient.
You can change or cancel your operation date by calling the
service where you are being treated - you will find contact details
either on your appointment letter or in the 'our services' section
of this website.
To help us deal with your request as quickly as possible, please
ensure that you provide the following information:
- Your full name
- Your NHS number or date of birth
- A contact telephone number or email address
- The date and time of your original appointment
If you cannot attend and do not notify us in advance, you might
not be automatically issued with a new appointment and could have
to return to your GP to make a new appointment with us.
Please see our patient access, booking and choice policy for more
Cancellations by us
We try to keep every appointment we make, but medical
emergencies and unforeseen circumstances mean that we sometimes
have to cancel appointments. If this happens, we will arrange a new
appointment for you as quickly as possible. Please not that we are
unable to reimburse you for any costs incurred as a result of a