The Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital is committed to preventing, identifying and removing barriers that impede the ability of people with disabilities to access care and services. This includes patients, families, staff, volunteers and members of the community accessing this service.

Wheelchair Access

Adelaide Road Accident and Emergency entrance. Wheelchair access to Departments is through the Accident and Emergency entrance on Adelaide Road. Wheelchairs are available in the Ground floor corridor, for patients and visitors who need to use them during their visit to the hospital. Wheelchair-accessible toilets are located in the Accident and Emergency link corridor to Outpatients and on the Ground floor for in-patients (level 0).

For Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing patients and staff

Please inform us of any hearing difficulty you may have on admission or Outpatient check in and we will ensure your needs are accommodated.

Interpretation Services

If you require an interpreter, please inform us, preferrably prior to your visit so we can arrange an interpreter for you.

Service Animals

Your service animal is welcome to come with you to your appointments. If you will be admitted to Hospital, please inform the surgical pre-admission/ nursing unit in advance  to ensure that your service animal can be looked after.

Note that there may be some instances where other plans may need to be made, but every effort will be made to ensure you have access to your service

Sign Language Interpreter

If you require a sign language interpreter please let us know prior to your appointment or as soon as possible so that we can make the required arrangements.