Moorfields Eye Hospital to be redeveloped

Multi-million pound plan to improve facilities at world-famous London hospital

There are plans to redevelop Moorfields Eye Hospital

The world-famous Moorfields Eye Hospital in London is to be redeveloped, it has been revealed.

The current hospital building opened in 1899

Hospital managers are currently deciding whether the facility should be rebuilt on its current site or moved elsewhere.

The hospital in Old Street opened in 1899, but a spokesman for Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said as one of the oldest and largest centres of treatment, teaching and research in the field, it needed to have more modern, purpose-built facilities for staff and patients.

He added that they were ‘actively looking at all options to potentially build a new hospital’ along with partners at the nearby University College London Institute of Ophthalmology.

“Work continues to determine the make-up and size of any new facility, which will ultimately influence our decision on whether to rebuild the hospital in its current location or move it elsewhere,” said the spokesman.

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