Accident and Emergency
Accident and Emergency Departments are provided on some hospital sites to provide a high level of specialist assessment to those presenting with serious illness or injury.
As the department name suggests, it is an area of the hospital equipped to deal with the initial assessment and treatment of patients who are seriously ill, often in a life-threatening situation due to deterioration in their health or as the result of an injury.
People are urged to attend their local A&E, or to call an ambulance, if they are concerned for themselves or a friend or relative, but should only do so if their need for treatment should be classed as an emergency and cannot wait for a GP appointment or visit a walk-in clinic.
Why might patients be referred to this department?
Patients will be treated by A&E staff if they arrive in the department themselves, or by ambulance, in an emergency, serious illness or injury with a threat to life or limb.
What will happen and who will you meet?
An A&E department is staffed by a cohort of Consultants in Emergency Medicine, specialist doctors, experienced nursing staff, health care support workers and trainees.
There are also receptionists and administrative staff who work within the unit to help support clinical staff.
Where possible, patients should bring with them details of pre-existing conditions and medications they have been prescribed.
Where can you find these services?
A&E departments are well sign posted both on hospital sites and on approach roads.
North Manchester General Hospital , Delaunays Road , Crumpsall , Manchester , Greater Manchester , M8 5RB
The Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Road , Oldham , Greater Manchester , OL1 2JH
Fairfield General Hospital , Rochdale Old Road, Bury, Manchester , BL9 7TD
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO LONGER AN A&E DEPARTMENT AT ROCHDALE INFIRMARY.
When is the department open?
This service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.