Directions to Fairfield General Hospital

Fairfield General Hospital is located on Rochdale Old Road, Bury, BL9 7TD

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By Bus

Frequent bus service 468 operated by First Greater Manchester/ Rosso Bus serves the bus stops outside the hospital on Rochdale Old Road. There is a frequent service to Bury Town Centre, along with regular buses to and from Rochdale. The hospital is around a 10 minute bus ride from Bury Interchange, where further connections to services from other areas are available. Bus 475 operated by Rosso between Bury and Heywood/ Hopwood is the only service which serves bus stops within the hospital grounds.

The main bus stops within the hospital are located at stops A and B and stops F and G on Rochdale Old Road. Please note that buses using the hospital travel the same way in both directions, so always check which bus you are boarding. Bus stops surrounding the hospital have information posted and are letter coded. For detailed information about buses serving Fairfield General Hospital and bus stops at the hospital, please see the Travel Choices information in the related content section below.

By Car

The hospital is located off the B6222 Bury and Rochdale Old Road, with a traffic light controlled entrance/ exit off this road. Please visit our car parking information page for details of parking arrangements at our hospitals. 

When You Arrive

The Accident and Emergency (A&E) and main entrance are located off the mini-roundabout upon entering the site (2nd and 3rd exits respectively). Further entrances can be accessed using the 4th exit on the mini-roundabout and the road travelling through the site.

The main public parking areas identified by green signage are located at either the top of the hospital site (take the immediate first left after entering the site at the traffic light junction for Patient and Visitor Car Park 1) or the further around the site (4th exit off the roundabout) Car Parks 2 to 4. These numbers releate to the entrance they are nearest to. Drop off/pick up areas and some further small areas of patient and visitor parking, plus blue badge parking are located near to other entrances and some departments.

Useful Links

For public transport information and journey planning, including walking or cycling, visit (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.

By taxi

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 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 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.