Parts of the Western Eye Hospital have been closed since late 2021.
Most of the services that were temporarily relocated have been provided at Charing Cross Hospital. Scaffolding has been erected outside the former Samaritans Hospital. A £9m building project is in progress at the Western Eye Hospital to allow it to reopen with additional operating capacity. Parts of the hospital have been impacted by fire safety issues from the former Samaritan building and remedial works are being carried out making Samaritan side safe, but it is not being brought back into use.
Imperial NHS maintain the Western Eye building and ensure the Samaritan building is weather tight and as secure as possible, with water, drainage, electricity and heating systems disconnected. It is still the intention to sell the Samaritan and Western Eye buildings together to maximise the income to be reinvested in the Imperial and St Mary’s redevelopment programme.