Moorfields Eye Charity has launched its new strategy which brings together all aspects of its work in supporting Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and its research partner, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.
The strategy for 2018-2024 sets out Moorfields Eye Charity’s core belief which is ‘people’s sight matters’ and its organisational purpose to ‘support Moorfields to discover, develop and deliver the best eye care’. The charity’s strategy outlines five main objectives which include ambitions to:
- Develop a new research, education and clinical care centre in the Kings Cross/St Pancras area by 2024 in partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL.
- Be the leading charity for research into eye health.
- Help Moorfields deliver outstanding patient care/experience.
- Influence national policy to increase resources allocated to eye health.
- Encourage and share knowledge to develop tomorrow’s experts.
Robert Dufton, chief executive of Moorfields Eye Charity said: “Everyday thousands of people around the world lose their sight. Our aim is to support Moorfields in a new world-class eye health facility for integrated clinical care, teaching and research, benefitting patients across London, the UK and globally.”
David Probert, chief executive of Moorfields Eye Hospital and trustee of Moorfields Eye Charity said: “The support that Moorfields Eye Charity offers Moorfields is vital to ensure that the hospital remains at the forefront of ophthalmic care and research, and is able to bring new treatments to patients affected by eye disease faster than ever before. Our strategic aims are fully aligned and I look forward to our continuing partnership to fulfil our future ambitions.”