Accident and Emergency

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BMEC:

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.

Triage:

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

Contact details:

Eye Clinic:

Tel: 0121 507 3277

Team

Lead Consultant – Mr. Kim Son Lett

Other Consultants – Mr. Anil Aralikatti, Mr. Yajati Ghosh, Mr. Maged Nessim, Mr. Bichitra Das, Mr. Arijit Mitra

Department Manager – Sister Alison Hynes

Contacts

Opening Hours:

A&E:

Monday – Saturday: 09.00 – 19.00

Sunday and Bank Holidays: 09.00 – 18.00

Out of hours patients should attend their local hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department.

 

Urgent Care Clinic:

Appointments from Monday – Friday, 9.00 – 18.15

 

Contact details:

A&E Reception:

Tel: 0121 507 6712

 

Urgent Care Clinic:

Tel: 0121 507 6712

Fax: 0121 507 6773

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