Eye hospital opens in the heart of the medical district

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Moorfields Private, the private patient brand of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS FT, has opened an outpatient and treatment centre in New Cavendish Street in the heart of London’s medical district. 

The facilities include: 

  • 11 consulting rooms and 12 outpatient procedure rooms and five supporting nurse rooms; 
  • A refractive laser suite and operating theatre suite; 
  • A minor ops room for day surgeries and intravitreal injections ultrasound and pharmacy. 

The new location, open from October 2022, is in addition to private services provided from the City Road campus. 

Speaking about the facility, Andrew Robertson, director of private care, commented: ‘Moorfields is world-renowned as a centre of excellence for ophthalmic care, and we are delighted to have extended our services in the heart of London’s clinical district. 

‘This fully refurbished building, with its laser eye surgery suite, operating theatre and consulting rooms, provides patients with more choice when accessing private services and treatments.’

Moorfields reported private patient revenues of £37.2m in the 2021-22 annual accounts, up £12.9m and 53.1% on the previous year, and £6.3m up on pre-Covid income.

Its private earnings are now 14.7% of trust revenues and place the trust second only to The Royal Marsden in the NHS although the trust has dropped to fourth highest grossing trust by revenues after Marsden, Guy’s and St Thomas’ – boosted by the merger with Royal Brompton – and Imperial.

Moorfields Private’s financial surplus is re-invested into Moorfields Eye Hospital to support NHS patients and services.