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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 ldophthalmology@nhs.net; 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 ldh-tr.ldcataractreferrals@nhs.net;  OR

            (ii) post to: "FAO: Akil Kanani, Lead Optometrist, Eye Department, Ophthalmology, Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ"

 

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