Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust runs Moorfields Eye Hospital.

The Trust employs over 1,700 people. Over 24,000 ophthalmic operations are carried out and over 300,000 patients are seen by the hospital each year. The trust delivers its services from its main site on City Road and through its distributed network of over 20 other 'satellite' clinics located in other parts of London and the South East including Ealing, Teddington, Tooting, Mile End, Harrow and Tottenham. Backing up NHS Direct, Moorfields has a specialised ophthalmic telephone advice line, Moorfields Direct.

Moorfields was one of the first NHS Foundation Trusts, and is a founder member of the academic health science centre, UCL Partners.

Commercial activities[edit]

In addition to its NHS clinical services Moorfields also has a number of commercial services: a Private care service (Moorfields Private Patients), a corporate venturing subsidiary (Moorfields Ventures) and a pharmaceutical manufacturing service (Moorfields Pharmaceuticals).

Moorfields opened a branch in Dubai, UAE in July 2007, located in the Al Razi Medical Complex. Currently, the hospital is exploring international healthcare accreditation.