Rochdale Urgent Care Centre (UCC)

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Rochdale Infirmary Urgent Care Centre (UCC)

The Rochdale Infirmary Urgent Care Centre treats a wide variety of both adult and paediatric patients with minor illness and injury which require urgent assessment. Patients attending the UCC are either self-presenting or brought in by ambulance, though these are the lower acuity 999 patients. The department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

What does the service provide?

The service provides assessment and treatment for people who have a minor illness or injury, or an urgent but less serious emergency that does not require a high level of care.  If patients have a less serious condition or illness they should consult with a pharmacist or their GP in the first instance or can call NHS 111 for advice.

What will happen and who will you meet?

There is a reception team who will book the patients into the department in a purely administrative role.  The patients will then be clinically triaged by a registered nurse to ensure that anyone who needs urgent treatment is prioritised.  Once the patients are triaged they will be seen by order of clinical need by an Emergency Medicine Doctor or General Practitioner, Advanced Clinical Practitioner or Emergency Practitioner. Dependant of the nature of a patients presentation, they may undergo investigations such as electrocardiogram or blood tests, x-ray or other imaging scans. Patients may then be discharged home with advice, medications or follow up, or admitted either locally on the Rochdale site to the Clinical Assessment Unit or to one of the alternate PAHT sites for further assessment and on-going care.