If you came along to our AGM back in March you may have heard the IGA Professor of Glaucoma, Ted Garway-Heath talk about plans to relocate Moorfields. A public consultation was held and this is the IGA response:
The IGA supports Moorfields proposal to move services to a new site near St Pancras. The current site at City Road is dated, and no longer fit for purpose. Patients find the site cramped and as a result, appointments are more stressful than they might otherwise be.
We recognise that other options will result in inevitable compromises regarding the services Moorfields can offer in the future. For example, re-developing the existing site is likely to result in disruption to care for patients, while limiting the ability to redesign services and integrate research into patient services.
We judge the new site will be more accessible for patients both to reach and to navigate, and ensure the hospital can continue to develop and deliver outstanding eye care and ophthalmological research. We recognise that the new site will involve significant financial outlay, but we believe that the anticipated improvement in patient services and the sale of the current City Road site will compensate sufficiently for this.