Ophthalmology services at Taunton, Yeovil, and the wider area.
We provide an excellent ophthalmology service for residents of Taunton, Yeovil, and the wider catchment areas. Our service is based at Musgrove Park Hospital, Yeovil Hospital, and Yeatman Hospital.
We run other clinics at various local departments including:
Please note that both services do not provide walk in services and can only be referred to by a GP, Optometrist, emergency department (A&E), or Minor injuries unit (MIU).
If you suffer with a chronic condition that is prone to flare ups you can contact us directly on, Musgrove Park Hospital 01823 344662 or Yeovil Hospital 01935 606309, likewise you can call this number if you are unsure how to access appropriate care. This is only answered between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm, outside of these hours please contact Blake ward at Musgrove Park Hospital on 01823 342023 or call NHS 111 for advice.
In Somerset we are fortunate to have ACES (Acute Community Eye Care Service) which is a free service available to patients who are registered with a GP in Somerset. This service is provided by optometrists with specialist knowledge and skills. You can ask your local optician about this.https://nhssomerset.nhs.uk/health/local-services/somerset-acute-eyecare-scheme-aces/
The urgent acute referral clinic at Musgrove Park Hospital is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays).
The emergency eye service at Yeovil Hospital is known as RAC (rapid access clinic). The opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am-5pm (excluding bank holidays). It is located in the main outpatient department on level three.