Moorfields Eye Hospital
Number of yearly outpatient attendances: 330,000
A&E attendances: 70,000
Inpatient and day-case procedures: 27,000.
Number of employees: 1.150 WTE
Moorfields Eye Hospital has been serving the community for more than 200 years. During this time, we have developed a unique reputation for high-quality and expert patient care, research into eye disease and teaching eye health professionals. These three core aims remain at the heart of our mission today.
Our main focus is the treatment and care of NHS patients with a wide range of eye problems, from common complaints to rare conditions which require treatments not available anywhere else in the UK. We treat people at our hospital in City Road in central London and at 12 other sites in and around the capital, which enables us to provide expert treatment closer to patients’ homes. Moorfields has contracts with more than 80 primary care trusts across the country, making us a truly national centre for eye care.
We are also a major postgraduate teaching centre and a national centre for ophthalmic research involving the largest ophthalmic research programme in the world, in partnership with the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.
In addition, we directly manage three commercial divisions, Moorfields Private, Moorfields Pharmaceuticals and Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai and have an active charitable arm, Moorfields Eye Hospital Charities. All of these provide financial support for our NHS activity.
Record numbers of patient attendances
In 2009/10, Moorfields recorded more than 330,000 outpatient attendances in our clinics and almost 70,000 attendances at our specialist A&E department. We carried out more than 27,000 inpatient and day-case procedures and around 8,500 laser treatments.
We continue to make headlines with our ground-breaking research. Along with our partners at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, we have the highest measure of scientific productivity and impact in the world for ophthalmic research activity.
Looking to the future
Moorfields recently completed a 10-year strategy – ‘Our Vision of Excellence’ – to ensure that we are well placed to respond to the changing demands of healthcare and that we can continue to provide excellent clinical care, research and teaching into the future. The document includes a new mission statement and a set of values for the organisation at the same time as setting out where we want to be in 10 years’ time and how we plan to get there.