Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

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Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, 1886-2009

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital is an ophthalmic hospital in Oxford Road, Chorlton on Medlock, Manchester, England. It is part of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It was founded in 1814 on the initiative of W. J. Wilson and opened the following year. It is located on the same site as the Manchester Royal Infirmary and St Mary's Hospital for Women and Children. In August 2009 the existing hospital services were moved to a new building on the Royal Infirmary site.

The former Royal Eye Hospital building is a grade II listed building, designed by Pennington & Bridgen, opened in 1886, and was the first of the hospitals to be built in this district. The hospital has a much longer history and the previous hospital building in St John Street, Manchester, still exists: this was in use from 1867 to 1886. The old hospital building had its rear section demolished, though its Oxford Road facade still stands. A new biomedical centre, Citylabs, is being constructed on the site, using both the frontage of the old Royal Eye Hospital building and a new 94,000 sq ft building at the rear.[1]

In November 2013 the ­Macular Society conducted a survey of NHS trusts not meeting critical four-week follow-up times to administer drugs that reverse or arrest macular degeneration and found that the hospital was struggling because it had "experienced a significant increase in demand coinciding with the introduction of a new treatment for patients with macular degeneration."[2]

References[edit]

  • Brockbank, E. M. (1929) "The Hospitals of Manchester and Salford". In: Book of Manchester and Salford. Manchester: Falkner & Co.
  1. ^ "ICON to create centre of excellence at Bruntwood's Citylabs". Manchester Evening News. 2012-08-07. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  2. ^ "NHS delays put patients at risk of going blind". Daily Express. 24 November 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 53°27′43″N 2°13′43″W / 53.46194°N 2.22861°W / 53.46194; -2.22861