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Ophthalmology Service

The Ophthalmology Services provided by Wolverhampton & Midland Counties Eye Infirmary (WEI) provides an ophthalmic service to residents of Wolverhampton, Walsall and South Staffordshire as well as the adjacent counties of Shropshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands, a population of around 900,000.

The team of 16 consultants specialises the following wide range of conditions and is supported by other Ophthalmologists.

  • Corneal and external eye diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • Medical Retina
  • Ocular Mobility
  • Oculoplastics
  • Paediatrics
  • Vitreo Retinal
  • Uveitis

The service is supported by a team of Optometrists and Orthoptists and also has an excellent imaging department offering a wide range of services with state of the art equipment.

Specialist Nurses run an Ophthalmic emergency service within the Emergency Department of the Trust with the facility to refer directly into the Eye Referral Unit which also takes urgent referrals from GP’s and Local Opticians participating in the MECS scheme.

An outpatient service is available at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, Cannock Chase Hospital and County Hospital, Stafford with Day Case surgery facilities available at New Cross Hospital and Cannock Chase Hospital.

Please do see the section on this page that explains the referral process.

For more information about the service please contact the department or visit the website.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ophthalmology Department
01902 307999
Ophthalmology Service


Where to go

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
New Cross Hospital
Wolverhampton Road
Heath Town
West Midlands
WV10 0QP

The service is also available at: Cannock Eye Centre

Outpatients and Daycase Surgery:
Cannock Chase Hospital
Brunswick Road
WS11 5XY
Tel: 01543 572757

Outpatients only at: Stafford County Hospital

Weston Road
ST16 3SA
Tel: 01785 257731

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

New Cross Hospital:

General Practitioner:  Urgent referrals via e-mail
Routine referrals via Choose and Book.
If specialty not available then please e-mail

Opticians e-mail
Rapid access AMD via Fax 01902 695847

Cannock Chase Hospital:

Opticians via fax 01902 576676
General Practitioner:

  • Choose and Book
  • Letter
  • Fax 01902 576676

County Hospital Stafford:

General Practitioners/Opticians – Fax 01785 230073
Diabetic Screening – e-mail

Record Last Updated on: 11/12/2020

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