Ophthalmic emergencies in both East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen should be referred to Burnley General Hospital, Ward 6

Urgent hotline 07944 189 984 Mon-Fri 9am-6:00pm

- After 6.00PM or during the weekend, the person referring must contact the on-call duty Ophthalmologist via the switchboard on 01282 425071


Click on this link to access a flow chart to act as guidance for clinicians. There is also a link on the right hand side of this page.


Click on this link to access a direct referral pro-forma to Ward 6 of Burnley General hospital.