Bury Walk in Centre

Temporary closures of walk-in centres to help fight against coronavirus

Temporary changes have been made to two Bury walk-in centres to help the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19).

Both Prestwich and Moorgate walk-in centres are now closed to the public.

Bury One Commissioning Organisation (OCO) has taken the emergency steps to protect the public and staff and prevent the spread of the virus.

The temporary changes will be in place until further notice.

Patients who need to access a dressing changes service should contact NHS 111.

The walk-in centre in Prestwich will now house the COVID Management Service, a 24/7 hub which will deal with non-urgent queries from people with coronavirus from across the borough, including advice over the phone, telephone consultations, face-to-face consultations and arranging GP home visits.

The service is only for people who already have coronavirus or have coronavirus symptoms and are unwell, but do not need a 999 response. Access to the service is via your GP or after contacting NHS 111.

In the first instance patients are encouraged to seek advice online via www.111.nhs.uk, or ring their GP practices or NHS 111.

 


Bury Walk in Centre is a drop-in service for people who need URGENT care for minor injuries and illness. 

You can walk in and see a qualified and experienced nurse for conditions such as:

  • Ear/nose/throat symptoms
  • Minor cuts and bruises
  • Sprains and strains
  • Abdominal pain
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Rash
  • Urinary tract infections

The service is not for the treatment of ongoing, routine or managed care, for example injections, removal of sutures (stitches) and changing dressings. 

People who do not have an urgent minor injury or illness will be signposted on to an alternative appropriate service. 

The centre should be used where you are unable to get an appointment with your own GP and where you need to be seen the same day.  It is intended as an alternative to going to A&E - which is for emergencies only.

Opening times

Bury WIC is open from 7am to 3pm (*) seven days week (* the last check in is at 2.30pm to allow staff to effectively and appropriately assess people).

How to access the service

As this is a drop-in service, there are no appointments or referrals into this service.  

You should go directly to the reception desk on the first floor of Moorgate Primary Care Centre book into the Walk in Centre.

If you wish to see a doctor you are able to contact your GP practice directly to book an appointment. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

The nurses are not able to directly refer you to a doctor.  You can also seek advice and support from your pharmacist or by phoning NHS 111

Staff work hard to see people as quickly as possible, however there may be up to a four hour wait to be seen.  This depends on demand and complexity of patients attending on any given day.

We also provide Prestwich Walk in Centre.

Contact Information

Moorgate Primary Care Centre
22 Derby Way
Bury
BL9 0NJ
 
Parking Available: Yes

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 7am to 3pm (*)

Referral Methods

  • Self referral
  • Drop-in service for urgent minor illnesses and injuries