Directions to Rochdale Infirmary
Rochdale Infirmary is located on Whitehall Street, Rochdale, OL12 0NB
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Most bus services for Rochdale Infirmary and the surrounding area are provided by Rosso Bus. Service 448 a Rochdale, Shawclough Circular service, serves Whitehall Street (Bus Stop A), with Service 440 between Rochdale and Syke serving Whitehall Street Stops A & B during the evening and on Sundays/ Bank Holidays. Both of these services are operated by RossoBus.
In addition, frequent service 464 between Rochdale and Accrington operates along Whitworth Road and on Howard Street, services 446/447 between Rochdale and Wallbank use stop H to Rochdale Interchange and stops C & J to Wallbank . The hospital is between a 5 to 15 minute bus ride from Rochdale Interchange, where further connections to services from other areas are available.
Bus stops surrounding the hospital have information posted and are letter coded. For more detailed information on buses serving Rochdale Infirmary and bus stops at the site, please see the Travel Choices information in the related content section below.
The nearest Metrolink station is Rochdale Town centre, approximately 3/4 of a mile from Rochdale Infirmary. To view walking routes from the Metrolink stop to Rochdale Infirmary, click here.
The hospital is located off Whitehall Street, with the nearest main roads being the A671 Whitworth Road, using Howard Street, or the A680 Spotland Road, using the B6377 Sheriff St/Falinge Road and Howard Street, turning onto Whitehall Street at the mini-roundabout.
When You Arrive
The Urgent Care Centre (UCC) and main entrance are accessed off Whitehall Street. The main parking area, plus blue badge parking, is located around the entrance road. Drop off/pick up areas and some further small areas of patient and visitor parking, are located at the rear of the hospital buildings and also at a further entrance accessed off Quarry Street. Please note that there is no A&E at Rochdale Infirmary. The UCC treats minor injury and illness.
Please visit our car parking information page for details of parking arrangements at our hospitals.
Useful Links (Both Locations)
For public transport information and journey planning, including walking or cycling, visit www.tfgm.com (Transport for Greater Manchester). Alternatively, contact Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 (10p per minute from BT landlines) for public transport information across the North West. Google maps will also allow you to plan journeys by car, public transport, walking or cycling.
Taxis are permitted to drop off and collect patients and visitors at all hospital entrances and locations signed or marked as drop off/ pick up areas.
Travel by Local Link or Ring and Ride
A number of door to door demand responsive transport services (Local Links) also provide journeys to/from our hospital sites. For further details please visit www.tfgm.com and look in the accessible transport section or contact Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 (10p per minute from BT landlines).
Also, for those less able to use conventional public transport, a door to door Ring and Ride service operates across Greater Manchester.
For more details including how to register, visit www.ringandride.info or telephone your local Ring and Ride depot.
Ambulance and special cases
In a medical emergency, where the need is critical, or life-threatening, patients or their carers should dial 999 for a paramedic-led ambulance response. NHS Choices states that ‘it will generally be obvious if the patient, or someone else, is seriously ill, or injured, and will need emergency care’. A medical professional may also call for an ambulance on your behalf where this is appropriate.For non emergencies, other use of ambulance transport is based on agreed eligibility criteria, according to the medical needs of the patient.
Help with travel costs
You may be able to claim a refund under the ‘Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme’ (HTCS) of the cost of travelling to hospital or other NHS premises for NHS-funded treatment or diagnostic test arranged by a doctor or dentist, if you are in receipt of certain allowances or benefits.
To obtain a HTCS refund you will need to complete a HC5 (T) form, available from the Cashier’s or General Office at each hospital site. More information on the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme can be found on the NHS Choices website.