HC Deb 26 July 1979 vol 971 cc474-5W
Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in theOfficial Report the number and location of clinics which supply low visual aids now available under the National Health Service.

Sir George Young

According to the most recent information available centrally, low vision clinics are held at the following hospitals. Low vision aids prescribed in hospitals without clinics are in many instances dispensed from opticians' premises.

Region and Hospital


  • Hartlepool General Hospital
  • South Shields General Hospital
  • Sunderland Eye Infirmary
  • North Riding Infirmary, Middlesbrough
  • Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Newcastle General Hospital


  • (No hospital clinics).


  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital
  • King's Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield
  • Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

East Anglia

  • Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge
  • Peterborough District Hospital
  • Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norwich
  • Ipswich Hospital
  • West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds

North-West Thames

  • Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Luton
  • Watford General Hospital
  • Western Ophthalmic Hospital, London N.W.1.
  • Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge

North-East Thames

  • St. Andrew's Hospital, Billericay
  • St. Mary's Hospital, Colchester
  • Oldchurch Hospital, Romford
  • The London Hospital, London, E.1
  • Whipps Cross Hospital, London, E.11

South-East Thames

  • District General Hospital, Eastbourne
  • Royal East Sussex Hospital, Hastings
  • Kent and Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells
  • Guy's Hospital, London, S.E.1
  • King's College Hospital, London, S.E.1

South-West Thames

  • Mayday Hospital, Croydon
  • Woking Victoria Hospital


  • Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester
  • Royal Victoria Hospital, Bournemouth
  • Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth


  • Oxford Eye Hospital
  • Maidenhead Hospital

South Western

  • West of England Eye Infirmary, Exeter

West Midlands

  • Ear, Eye & Throat Hospital, Shrewsbury
  • North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary, Stoke on Trent
  • Birmingham and Midland Eye Hospital, Birmingham
  • Warneford General Hospital, Leamington Spa
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital, Coventry


  • St. Paul's Eye Hospital, Liverpool


  • Blackburn Royal Infirmary
  • Victoria Hospital, Blackpool
  • Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

London Specialist Postgraduate Hospital

  • Moorfields Eye Hospital, City Road, London, E.C.1.
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital, High Holborn Branch, London, W.C.1