Nationally renowned for its innovation and high quality services, Sunderland Eye Infirmary is the home of the only 24/7 dedicated Ophthalmic Accident and Emergency Unit servicing the North East. The centre treats approximately 32,000 patients per year, with conditions ranging from minor irritations to major ocular trauma.
Our services include:
Our main theatres/day case unit is a very busy dual theatre suite which carries out all inpatient surgery and non-cataract day case surgery such as lid surgery. There are elective lists every day and emergency lists held at weekends and bank holidays. The consultant team have an on call rota for general ophthalmology and for retinal surgery as part of the regional services. Nurse led minor operations and injections also take place within the theatre area as part of the macular activity. If you're attending for a day case, feel free to bring a relative with you who can stay in the waiting area until you're finished.
Outpatients A 0191 565 6256 extension 46273
Outpatients B 0191 565 6256 extension 49080
Haygarth Ward 0191 565 6256 extension 46249
Sunderland Eye Infirmary: Queen Alexandra Road, Sunderland, SR2 9HP
Outpatient clinics are held at the SEI hub and a further nine spoke sites including South Tyneside, Durham and Hartlepool.
Divisional General Manager: Anna Hargrave
Directorate Manager: Caroline Bell
Clinical Director: Dr Lawrence Gnanaraj
Matron: Denise Johnson