Barnsley schemes & protocol

Referral Procedure (Valid as at 26.04.13)

1) Routine referrals by GOS18 via GP

2) Suspected Wet AMD  and emergency referrals direct to Barnsley General Hospital AMD & emergency clinic on 01226 432155 or via switchboard on 01226 730000. The Opthalmologist on call will assess the urgency and arrange an appointment at that time.

3) Urgent referrals telephone Barnsley General Hospital Ophthalmology dept. on 01226 432155 or via the hospital switchboard on 01226 730000. The Ophthalmology dept. is open Monday to Thursday, 8.00am until 6.00pm and Friday 8.00am until 1.15pm, with appointments arranged by degree of urgency. Last appointment is approx. 30 minutes before closing. Outside these hours, Refer to Rotherham District General Hospital Ophthalmology department on 01709 425770 or 01709 820000 (RDGH switchboard) to RDGH A&E and ask for the on-call Ophthalmologist.