Emergency retinal referrals Office hours: The Ophthalmology Emergency Referral Service (ERS) at King's can be contacted by
telephone (020 3299 2601) or fax (020 3299 3738) and the patient will
be given an emergency appointment, usually the same day. Out of hours: Refer to the Accident and Emergency Department who will contact the on-call ophthalmology SHO/Registrar as required.
Urgent retinal referrals
The is also a
dedicated surgical retina telephone hotline that is staffed 24 hours a day. The telephone number
is 07792 578 931. You will usually be able to speak directly to a
Vitreoretinal Consultant (myself of Mr Dominic McHugh), or an
experienced, post-CCST Vitreoretinal Fellow.
aim to offer a fast-track referral service for potentially
sight-threatening retinal disease. I am in the hospital every weekday
Wednesday, and on Wednesday my Consultant Colleague, Mr Dominic McHugh,
is available for an urgent Vitreoretinal opinion. If you
wish to refer directly to me please send a fax marked
urgent, for my attention, to 020 3299
3738. Alternatively contact my
secretary on 020 3299 3385 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
. If my secretary is unavailable you may contact Carol Robins on 020 3299 4548 or at email@example.com
. Once I have received the referral I will triage immediately and arrange urgent review as appropriate.