The Western Eye Hospital is a specialist ophthalmology facility with services including outpatients, inpatients, day case and inpatient surgery, and a specialist accident and emergency.

The Western Eye Hospital is a specialist ophthalmology facility with services including outpatients, inpatients, day case and inpatient surgery, and a specialist accident and emergency.

It is based on the Marylebone Road, about a ten minute walk from St Mary’s. The poor quality of its buildings and the fact it stands alone from our other sites cause significant operational problems. We would like to incorporate the Western Eye into one of our other redevelopments with an A&E.

Adjacent to the Western Eye is the former Samaritan Hospital building, which belongs to the Trust and was closed in 1997. This building is empty and listed Grade II. Although the building is structurally sound, it is disconnected from water, drainage, electricity and heating systems. The building is uninhabitable, and it would be disproportionately expensive to bring it back into use.

We believe the best approach is to sell the Western Eye and former Samaritan Hospital as a combined site and reinvest the proceeds to help fund our redevelopment plans.

For more information about the redevelopment project, please take a look at the following pages: