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Moorfields’ network history

There were three ophthalmic hospitals in London dating back to the 1800s. They eventually merged on the current City Road site which in 1988 became known as Moorfields Eye Hospital.

We opened our first NHS networked site in 1994 at St Andrew’s Hospital, Bow (‘Bow Hospital’).

We opened our latest NHS service at the Nelson Health Centre, Merton in 2015.

To read more about the network growth please open our Moorfields interactive timeline.