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Introduction to the 15-20 National Eye Hospital – new full member of the WAEH

2024-07-03 06:52:26

The 15-20 National Eye Hospital, located in the heart of Paris (Bastille), is one of the oldest French hospitals: it was founded more than 700 years ago by king Saint-Louis to care for 300 (=15×20) blind people. It’s currently the public national leader of eye health services, with 60 000 ER consultations per year, 364 054 consultations and procedures, more than 21 000 surgeries (10 600 cataracts, 4 000 retinas, 2 200 glaucoma surgeries, 1 100 corneas, 1 000 eye lid and orbital surgeries… ) and 92% of outpatient care. Recently chosen as lead hospital for eye health services at the 2024 Summer Olympics, the 15-20 hospital also welcomes on its premises the Vision Institute, launched in 2004, and the University Hospital Institute (IHU) FOReSIGHT, launched in 2018, widely referred as European leaders in the field of ocular research and innovation.

With an operational budget of 90M€ and around 1000 staff, including 250 medical staff, the 15-20 hospital has recently finalized its new institutional plan for 2022-2026 with 7 strategic lines of development and transformation, including a massive reconstruction project and the development of foreign and innovative partnerships. Nicolas Peju, CEO, Nils Avanturier, deputy CEO, and Pr Christophe Baudoin, president of the medical commission, are delighted to join the WAEH network and would be more than happy to exchange with the WAEH members about the “eye hospitals” of tomorrow, to create exchange or joint education /research programmes, and to welcome any of the WAEH members for a visit in Paris.

CHNO, 28 Rue de Charenton, Paris
CHNO, 28 Rue de Charenton, Paris

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Date: 7 December 2022

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