Luton and Dunstable Hospital Documents
Acute Eye Clinic
Mon – Fri 09:00 – 12:00 14:00 – 16:30
Direct Dial 01582 718320
Please do NOT send a patient to the Acute department without prior approval as the patient may not be seen.
Out of Hours Service
Mon - Fri between 17:00 – 21:00 and
Weekends & Bank Holidays between 9:00 – 21:00
SWITCHBOARD 01582 491166
Bleep – 888 On Call Ophthalmologist
Patients should ONLY be sent directly to A&E if they have a problem which is immediately sight-threatening or life-threatening AND you are unable to get through to the on-call eye doctor via switchboard, having tried more than once
Luton CCG have requested that we stop using Fax machines as a mode for receiving referrals. Henceforth, please:
1. Send your normal GOS18/Referrals via
(i) nhs.net email to firstname.lastname@example.org; OR
(ii) post to "Clinic Clerks’ Office, Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ"
2. Send any "direct-access Cataract referrals" (if you are accredited on the cataract shared-care pathway) via
(i) nhs.net email to email@example.com; OR
(ii) post to: "FAO: Akil Kanani, Lead Optometrist, Eye Department, Ophthalmology, Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ"