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Changes to EKHUFT Urgent Eye Service

The EKHUFT Urgent Eye service email address has been changed – please send referrals to:  ekhuft.urgenteye@nhs.net

Referrals received by Urgent Eye Service will be triaged.

Please ensure referrals are complete and contain correct patient contact details so the patient can be contacted directly.

If a condition is non urgent, the patient may be triaged outside the Urgent Eye Service. (Patients can also be directed to the Minor Eye Conditions service (MEC’s))

Appropriate eye injuries include:

  • Chemical injuries
  • Penetrating trauma


Urgent Eye Service triage line 01233 616232 opens at 9.00am and closes at 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Referrals will be reviewed within this period. Referrals emailed outside of this will be reviewed on the next working day.

Due to COVID-19 the Urgent Eye Casualty is operating out of different sites – it is important that patients are referred via phone or email first so that they can be advised which site to attend.

Please note: This is not a walk in service