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Moorfields Eye Hospital: NHS groups consulting on plans to move hospital to Camden

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 May 2019 | UPDATED: 12:59 24 May 2019

Moorfields Eye Hospital (Picture: Metro Centric/Flickr/Creative Commons licence CC BY 2.0)

Moorfields Eye Hospital (Picture: Metro Centric/Flickr/Creative Commons licence CC BY 2.0)

Metro Centric/Flickr/Creative Commons licence CC BY 2.0

Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is consulting on plans to move Moorfields Eye Hospital to St Pancras.

The plans have been proposed as part of a plan to house the hospital, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Charity on the same site - earmarked to be the old St Pancras Hospital.

A public consultation will run until September 16.

The CCG argues the current - century old - site of the hospital in City Road, Islington is not able to keep up with advances in medical technology.

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David Probert, chief executive of the hospital, said: "This is a crucial milestone in our ambitious proposal to design, build and operate a new, integrated eye care, research and education facility.

"Our ability to provide modern, efficient and effective treatment is achieved despite the limitations of our century-old City Road site, which sometimes means that patients do not always get the best care, delivered in modern ways."

If the plan gets the go-ahead after consultation, the new site could open by 2025.

The consultation can be viewed at oriel-london.org.uk/

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