The iconic Moorfields Eye Hospital is proposing to move after more than 120 years of treating people from its main hospital at City Road in Islington.
The proposal is to build a brand new centre on land that has become available at the current St Pancras Hospital site, just north of King’s Cross and St Pancras stations. Once the new facility is up and running, all of the services at the current City Road hospital, the Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Centre and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology would move into the new building. If the move were approved by January 2020, construction could begin in 2022 and the new centre could be open by 2026.
The aim is to create the world centre for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of eye disease by bringing together excellent eye care, ground breaking research and world’s best education in ophthalmology.
Over the next few months, people from all over the country have an opportunity to have their say on this proposal. A public consultation runs until 16 September 2019; and Moorfield’s is keen to hear from people in Thurrock and other parts of Essex.
For more information and details on how to give your views by 16 September, please visit the consultation website http://www.oriel-london.org.uk You can download a full consultation document, a summary document or an Easy Read and other accessible versions, including audio.