Generous donation received for glaucoma medical equipment

Moorfields has received a generous donation for glaucoma medical equipment from industrialist and philanthropist Mark Pigott KBE in appreciation of the excellent medical assistance he received at the hospital during 2013.  The gift will enable the hospital to replace and upgrade 30 Humphrey visual field machines which are critical to the treatment of glaucoma patients.  These machines will benefit patients at the City Road hospital and at many of our 19 satellite locations across London and the South East.

Moorfields' chief executive John Pelly said, “We are delighted that Mr Pigott had such a positive experience at our hospital and are thrilled that he has made this very generous donation to support the hospital’s priority capital initiative.  The Humphrey visual field machines are important in delivering world-class treatment to our patients with glaucoma, and the new and upgraded machines provided by Mr Pigott’s generosity will enable us to provide faster journey times for patients, and improve the patient experience, as well as help us to diagnose glaucoma earlier.”

Mr Pigott, chairman and chief executive officer of PACCAR ( said: “Moorfields Eye Hospital provided excellent medical service, in a timely manner and my family and I are very appreciative of their efforts.  We are pleased to assist Moorfields in updating their glaucoma testing machines and continuing to be a leader in eye research.”

For further information please contact Rachel Jones, associate director of development, on or +44 (0)20 7521 4610.

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