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We are working extremely hard to keep people safe and protected from COVID-19 at all of our hospitals and community healthcare sites.

Our A&E departments are for people with serious conditions or life threatening injuries, such as:

  • loss of consciousness
  • acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
  • chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • severe allergic reactions
  • severe burns or scalds
  • stroke
  • major trauma such as a road traffic accident

Before travelling to one of our A&E departments, please consider whether this is the correct service for your condition or injury.

By using the correct service, our A&E will remain free for those people who really need it. There are other healthcare services such as GP practices, dental surgeries and pharmacies available across the region.

If you are in any doubt, please call 111 who will be able to advise you or visit the 111 website.

Thank you for your support at this time.


Oldham Services

  • GP appointments are now available at selected locations in Oldham from Monday – Friday from 6.30pm & Saturday & Sunday from 9am – 1pm. Anyone registered with an Oldham GP will be able to choose from the appointments available across the borough. Call 0161 934 2827 to book an appointment.
  • For coughs, colds, minor burns, cuts and over the counter medicines, you can visit your local pharmacy. The following local pharmacies may be open, however Covid19 hours may be in operation.
  • Oldham Late Night Pharmacy 87 Lees Rd OL4 1JW Phone: 0161 652 2221
  • Asda Pharmacy, Asda Chadderton Superstore, 1 Milne St, Chadderton, Oldham OL9 0JE Phone: 0161 484 1000

Alternatively, use the the NHS online service finder at: www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-pharmacy/

  • For urgent dental treatment, patients who are not registered with a dentist can access the Greater Manchester Urgent Dental Care Telephony Service service between 8am and 10pm, seven-days-a-week; Patients who are registered with a dental practice can access the service between 6pm and 10pm, Monday to Friday and 8pm – 10pm, Saturday and Sunday. Patients can contact the service by calling 0333 332 3800 or NHS111.
  • For sexual health advice, you can call 0300 303 8565.
  • For mental health support, phone 111 and select the Mental Health option. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can talk to a mental health professional who can provide advice and support.

Salford Services

GPs

Salford offers evening and weekend appointments at community locations throughout the city. These appointments are part of the Salford Wide Extended Access Pilot. You can get an appointment by calling your normal GP practice (even outside of normal opening  hours).

If you can’t get an appointment this way, please call NHS 111.

Pharmacies

Pharmacists can give advice on common illnesses and the medicines you need to treat them. Most now have a quiet area where you can speak to the pharmacist more privately.

Local pharmacists open on a weekend include:

  • Church Street Chemist, 99-101 Church Street, Eccles. Open 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Tesco Pharmacy, Pendleton Way, Salford. Open 6.30am-10pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday.

You can check the opening times for other local pharmacies at www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-pharmacy/

Dentists

If you’ve got an urgent dental issue, call the Greater Manchester Urgent Dental service on 0333 332 3800 between 8am and 10pm. Outside of these hours, please call NHS 111.

Mental health

If you’ve got a non-emergency mental health concern, then you can find out what support and services are available to you at www.salfordccg.nhs.uk/live-well/mental-health

Sexual health

To find out about Sexual Health Services available to you, visit https://www.salfordccg.nhs.uk/live-well/sexual-health


 

 Bury & Rochdale Services

  • The Rochdale Urgent Care Centre is open 24/7 at Rochdale Infirmary and is available to treat minor injuries and illnesses, sprains and scrapes. It’s staffed by clinicians and nurses.

  • You can access your GP for weekend and evening appointments by calling your own GP practice, or 111. Appointments are available across Bury 24/7.

  • For coughs, colds, minor burns, cuts and over the counter medicines, you can visit your local pharmacy. Visit https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-pharmacy/ to find details of your local one. Many are open late and over the weekend. Your nearest pharmacy open over the weekend is: Asda Superstore, Pilsworth Road, Pilsworth, Bury, BL9 8RS 0161 351 2510.

  • For urgent dental treatment, patients who are not registered with a dentist can access the Greater Manchester Urgent Dental Care Telephony Service service between 8am and 10pm, seven-days-a-week; Patients who are registered with a dental practice can access the service between 6pm and 10pm, Monday to Friday and 8pm – 10pm, Saturday and Sunday. Patients can contact the service by calling 0333 332 3800 or NHS111.
  • For sexual health advice, you can call 0300 303 8565.

  • For urgent mental health support, phone 111 and select the Mental Health option. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can talk to a mental health professional who can provide advice and support.

For all other advice, please call 111 or visit the 111 website.