- Accident and Emergency
- Birmingham Behçet’s Syndrome Centre of Excellence
- BMEC Clinical Research Facility
- BMEC Surgical Skills Facility
- Day Surgery Unit
- Eye Clinic Liaison
- Inflammatory Eye Diseases and Immunosuppression
- Inpatient Eye Ward
- Laser Treatment
- Medical Illustration
- Medical Retina
- Neuro-Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
- Paediatric Opthalmology
- Patient Transport Services
- Pre-Operative Assesment
- Private Patients
- Visual Function
- Work Experience
Accident and Emergency
The Eye Emergency Department at BMEC provides an emergency service for adults and children with acute sight threatening eye diseases and eye injuries.
The Urgent Care Clinic provides a service for adult patients with less urgent eye conditions.
Patients are treated by doctors of all grades up to Consultant and by nurse practitioners.
The department operates triage (a system where patients are treated in order of priority) and a senior ophthalmic trained nurse will decide on the correct priority.
Red – emergencies that need to be seen within a few hours
Amber – less urgent cases that can be seen within an appropriate time frame in the Urgent Care Clinic
Green – non urgent cases will be referred to their GP
Telephone 0121 507 6712 for telephone advice or to make an Urgent Care Clinic appointment.
Sandwell General Hospital:
There are two A&E sessions per week held at the Eye Clinic at Sandwell General Hospital:
Tuesday: 09.00 – 13.00
Friday: 13.30 – 17.30
Appointments for these sessions are arranged via the General A&E service at Sandwell General Hospital or by calling the Eye Clinic.
Out of hours patients should attend their local hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department.
Department Manager – Sister Claire Westwood
Tel: 0121 507 3277