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Moorfields Hospital


Moorfields Eye Hospital

More patients in the UK come to Moorfields than to any other eye hospital or center since of their world-famous reputation. All kids and young individuals up to their 16th birthday are seen in the Richard Desmond Children's Eye Centre (RDCEC).
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is an NHS eye hospital found in London, United Kingdom. It is the oldest and largest eye medical facility worldwide and is globally renowned for its thorough clinical and research activities. The healthcare facility is a major international tertiary care and training center in ophthalmology, and over half of all ophthalmologists in the UK have actually received professional training at the healthcare facility.

Together with the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, which is adjacent to the Hospital, it forms the globe's biggest site for eye care and research. Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a member of the UCL Partners academic wellness science.
The count on employs over 1,200 people around its eleven sites of operation. 24,000 ophthalmic operations are carried out yearly and over 260,000 clients are seen at the medical facility annually. The trust additionally runs 10 outreach clinics in other parts of London including Ealing, Tooting, Mile End and Tottenham.


The medical facility was founded on the Moorfields in 1805 as the London Dispensary for treating illness of the Eye and Ear, by John Cunningham Saunders, assisted by John Richard Farre. It transferred to its present site in 1899, and was nationalised in 1948. These anniversaries gave it the unusual ability to celebrate a centenary in 1999 and a bicentenary in 2005.
In February 2007, the new Richard Desmond Children's Eye Centre (RDCEC) (Also referred to as the International kids's eye center), developed adjacent to the main city roadway site was opened.
Teaching and research
Today Moorfields Eye Hospital is a significant center for postgraduate training of ophthalmologists, orthoptists, nurses, and optometrists. Many crucial individuals, such as Sir Harold Ridley, Charles Schepens, have carried out their research at Moorfields and the Institute.
Moorfields was one of the first NHS Foundation Trusts, and has developed a cutting-edge pharmaceutical arm (Moorfields Pharmaceuticals - www.moorfieldspharmaceuticals.co.uk). It is close to the City of London and the nearest rail terminal is Liverpool Street.

The Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House at Moorfields Eye Hospital is an one-of-a-kind House as it is found at an expert medical facility that just deals with patients with ophthalmic conditions. It is the only Ronald McDonald House in the UK where holiday accommodation is pre-booked because the Hospital accomplishes elected surgeries, not emergency surgical treatments. Your house has expert devices for the blind and partially sighted and provides a 'house away from home' for households from all over the UK and the rest of the world.