London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has successfully bid for government funding to support Oriel, a proposal to design, build and operate a new, integrated eye-care research and education facility, according to an announcement by the hospital.
Moorfields has managed to secure nearly £20 million of funding as part of the Department of Health & Social Care’s major investment in the long-term future of the NHS, the announcement said.
Oriel will relocate all services from Moorfields Eye Hospital on City Road and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology on Bath Street to the new facility at its preferred site at St. Pancras Hospital, the announcement noted.
“We’re very pleased that we have been successful with our bid,” David Probert, chief executive officer for Moorfields Eye Hospital, said in the announcement.
Plans for new, integrated eye-care, research and education facility
“This is fantastic news and is a really exciting opportunity for us and our plans to design, build and operate a new, integrated eye-care, research and education facility with the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.”
Mr Probert added: “We’re very proud of the role we play with UCL’s Institute of Ophthalmology in leading ophthalmic services in London, the UK and abroad, and we look forward to continuing this role in a new state-of-the-art facility.”
According to the announcement, five short-listed
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