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Information on visiting Primary Care – A&E - at St Paul’s Eye Unit at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Emergency Eye Clinic

Patients can walk into the Primary Care Department without an appointment, as it is an Emergency Department. They will be triaged by the senior nursing team then seen either by a Nurse Practitioner, or a doctor.

Following this consultation they will be referred to a specialist service or discharged, if appropriate.

What we do

The Emergency Eye Clinic is for eye accidents, emergencies, and sight threatening conditions, staffed by specialist ophthalmic nurses, optometrists and doctors.

On arrival you will be assessed by a senior nurse, then seen by either a nurse practitioner or doctor on the day or referred back to your GP. Your notes may be sent to a consultant for an appointment at a later date and if your condition is not an emergency you may be re-directed.

Please note that more serious cases will be prioritised, and that at busy times you may have to wait to see a nurse or doctor.

Following your consultation you’ll either be referred to a specialist service or discharged. A letter will also be sent to your GP regarding your attendance, diagnosis and any treatment you’ve had.

Find us

The Emergency Eye Clinic is located on the Lower Ground of the New Royal Liverpool Hospital. 

To find the location of the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital, please click here.

We’re open every day 8am - 8pm.

Patients are advised to arrive by 5pm to allow for time to be assessed and avoid being asked to return to the clinic the next day.