Moorfields Eye Hospital (City Road)

020 7253 3411 162 City Road , London, EC1V 2PD

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 88 ratings for this hospital


Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a leading provider of eye health services in the UK and a world-class centre of excellence for ophthalmic research and education.

We have a reputation, developed over two centuries, for providing the highest quality eye care, always at the forefront of the latest developments in ophthalmology. Our 2,000 staff are committed to sustaining and building on our pioneering history. 

Our main focus is the treatment and care of NHS patients with a wide range of eye problems, from common complaints to rare conditions that require treatment not available elsewhere in the UK. 

We treat people in several locations in and around London. This means that we can provide more first-class care and treatment in the community, closer to where people live and work.

Our unique patient case-mix and the number of people we treat mean that we can sub-divide our services into several specialist departments.  This allows our clinicians to develop expertise in particular ophthalmic sub-specialties.

With our partners at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, we are a national and international centre for research into eye conditions and treatments, leading one of the strongest and most extensive ophthalmic research programmes in the world. We are also a major force in teaching the eye specialists of the future.

We manage three commercial divisions: Moorfields Private, Moorfields Pharmaceuticals and Moorfields Eye Hospital United Arab Emirates. Proceeds from all of them provide vital funding for our NHS care, as do our charities, Moorfields Eye Charity and the Friends of Moorfields. 

Moorfields is registered without conditions with the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

For more information about the trust visit the Moorfields Eye Hospital website.


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Moorfields Eye Hospital (City Road)

Tel: 020 7253 3411   Fax: 020 7253 4696

Address: 162 City Road, London, EC1V 2PD


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Quality of service at Moorfields Eye Hospital (City Road)

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

% of registered nurse day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

100% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of Unregistered care staff day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

78% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of registered nurse night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

107% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

77%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 679 responses. 2067 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

97%Patients recommend this hospital. 5745 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

99%Patients recommend this hospital. 842 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

93%Patients recommend this hospital. 837 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

97%staff recommend this hospital for care. 679 responses. 2067 staff work at this trust.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Very impressed with experience at Moorfields

I had been very anxious about having lens replacement surgery, (due to Glaucoma) but it was nothing to worry about. I opted for sedation...

7 September 2018

Fantastic service from the A and E department

Whilst on holiday in the UK I developed Iritis.The drops I was using were not having any effect and I woke on July 18th unable to see ou...

26 August 2018

Thank you Moorfield eye hospital

Amazing, my eye was checked thoroughly which involved 5 different people plus admin staff. A thorough job was done in 90 minutes. Thank ...

7 August 2018

Thank you for an excellent service

I had an operation as a day patient for cataracts in my right eye on the morning of Monday 31st July. All the nursing staff were helpful ...

5 August 2018

Fantastic Care and great staff

Visited today with a very painful right eye, all the nurses were courteous polite and kind. A big thank you to the consultant who desp...

24 July 2018

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Last updated on 21 April 2017.

Information supplied by Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust