Protesters travelled to Westminster yesterday in a last-ditch bid to save Wolverhampton Eye Infirmary.
The cash-strapped Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, which is expected to be £37 million overspent by March 2008, is selling off the infirmary site, in Chapel Ash, as part of cost cutting measures.
Services are to be permanently moved to a vacant building at the New Cross Hospital complex in June.
Protesters against the closure travelled to London to hand in a 50,000-signature petition at Downing Street.
They claim eye services provided at New Cross, which is already providing weekend cover, would be greatly reduced following the closure.