The Eye Emergency Department is based in Newcastle Eye Centre at the Royal Victoria Infirmary and treats people with urgent eye conditions or injuries.
You are encouraged to see your GP in first instance for eye problems.
If your eye condition or injury is urgent, please visit the emergency department.
Staff you are likely to meet
You will see several different members of staff including doctors, nurses, opticians, orthoptists, medical photographers, visual field technicians, nursery nurses and other support staff.
Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 12noon Appointment only (please call ahead on 0191 282 5583)
The eye emergency department is closed on bank holidays
If you have an eye injury or emergency eye problem please ring the Eye Emergency service for advice 0191 282 5583 and you will be given an urgent appointment.
If you have an eye injury and need to be seen outside of our opening times, please visit the Emergency Department.
How to find us
The eye emergency department is on Claremont Wing. You can get to this easily from the multi-storey car park.