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Monday, 4 December 2017
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Moorfields Eye Charity launches new strategy for supporting Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and its research partner, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

The strategy for 2018-2024 was launched last week. It sets out the charity’s core belief that ‘people’s sight matters’ as well as its organisational purpose to ‘support Moorfields to discover, develop and deliver the best eye care’. 

The charity supports the work of Moorfields Eye Hospital and its research partner, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology by raising funds to help deliver the best possible care and leading-edge research.

The charity’s strategy outlines five main objectives, including ambitions to:

  • Develop a new research, education and clinical care centre in the Kings Cross and St Pancras area by 2024, in partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL.
  • Be the leading charity for research into eye health.
  • Help Moorfields deliver outstanding patient care and experience.
  • Influence national policy to increase resources allocated to eye health.
  • Encourage and share knowledge to develop tomorrow’s experts.

Robert Dufton, chief executive of Moorfields Eye Charity said: “Everyday thousands of people around the world lose their sight. Our aim is to support Moorfields in a new world class eye health facility for integrated clinical care, teaching and research, benefitting patients across London, the UK and globally.”

David Probert, chief executive of Moorfields Eye Hospital and trustee of Moorfields Eye Charity, welcomes the support the charity provides. He said: “The support that Moorfields Eye Charity offers Moorfields is vital to ensure that the hospital remains at the forefront of ophthalmic care and research, and is able to bring new treatments to patients affected by eye disease faster than ever before. Our strategic aims are fully aligned and I look forward to our continuing partnership to fulfil our future ambitions.”

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