Public consultation on a proposed move of Moorfields Eye Hospital’s City Road (London) services has now closed

18 September 2019
Source: The Oriel team

The formal public consultation into the proposal to move Moorfields Eye Hospital’s City Road,Oriel logo with the word Creating the Centre for advancing eye care London, services to a new centre bringing together excellent eye care, ground-breaking research and world-leading education in ophthalmology, has now closed.

The consultation, led by NHS Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on behalf of all CCGs, together with NHS England Specialised Commissioning, ran from 24 May until 16 September.

Under the proposal eye care services would move to the new centre, along with Moorfields’ partner in research and education, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Charity. The proposed new centre would be a development on land at the site of St Pancras Hospital, just north of King’s Cross and St Pancras stations in central London. If the move were to go ahead, Moorfields and UCL would sell their current land at City Road and all proceeds of the sale would be reinvested in the new centre.

The Oriel team would like to thank the thousands of service users and families, local people, staff and other stakeholders for taking the time to share their views on the proposal. A draft report into the outcome of the consultation will be available in October.

A decision to proceed to the next planning stages will be made by January 2020. Commissioners will decide whether the proposed move is:
• in the interests of the health of our populations, locally and nationally
• in line with our long-term plans to improve health and care
• an effective use of public money.

The Oriel team are continuing the discussion and still have a number of events which will focus on some of the main themes which came up during the public consultation. Check the events page for more details and information on how to sign up.

I would encourage you to contact the Oriel team if your group or organisation would like to meet to discuss the proposed move please contact the team by emailing moorfields.oriel@nhs.net or calling 020 7521 4684.

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