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The recent coronavirus outbreak has put the NHS under huge strain. At this stressful and challenging time, NHS staff are working tirelessly around the clock and continue to provide quality care to people in critical need.

In response to this crisis, we’re supporting both our patients and our amazing staff at Moorfields Eye Hospital, and will continue to support them where it’s needed most – both now, as they focus on emergency care, and into the future as routine services are reintroduced. But we desperately need your help to ensure we are able to make a difference.

How Moorfields is helping

Almost 200 Moorfields staff have volunteered to help the NHS with the demands of treating patients with COVID-19 at other NHS hospitals across London.

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Moorfields has deferred all non-urgent treatment until further notice but is expanding its urgent and emergency eye care provision across London. They are also using video consulting to continue supporting our patients to receive care during COVID-19.

How you can help

We are asking you to donate today at this critical time, so we can continue to support Moorfields and its patients where it’s needed most. 

Your donation could help to support both staff and patients through and beyond the coronavirus crisis. For example, your donation could help fund care packages to support the staff that will be working in new and stressful environments. These packages are our way of helping to ease their stress and thanking them for everything they are doing to save lives.

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For patients, we are looking at ways to support them whilst they adjust to the current crisis, and potential longer term impact. For example, funding could go to help support or enhance services such as those provided by the eye clinic liaison officers and through expanded video consultations.

And finally, we need your support to continue providing world class eye care to hundreds of thousands of people through continuing our investment in vital research into saving sight and developing and educating the practitioners of the future.

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We will do everything we can to support our NHS but we urgently need your help in order to make that happen. Please give as generously as you possibly can.

Thank you

We wish all our supporters well and hope that you and your families remain in good health during this unprecedented time. 

Please follow NHS and government guidance to keep yourself and others safe.