Prestwich 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.
Prestwich Walk in Centre (WIC) provides a service for those needing URGENT care for minor injuries and illnesses.
- Ear/nose/throat symptoms
- Minor cuts and bruises
- Sprains and strains
- Abdominal pain
- Insect and animal bites
- Urinary tract infections
The centre is open from 12pm to 8pm (*) seven days a week. (* last check in is 30 minutes prior to closing to allow staff to effectively and appropriately assess people).
As this is a drop in service, there are no appointments or referrals into this service. There may be up to a 4 hour wait to be seen dependent upon the demand and complexity of those patients attending on any given day.
The service is not for treatment of ongoing, routine or ‘managed care’. This includes injections, removal of sutures and changing dressings. Patients will be signposted to the alternative appropriate services if they do not have an urgent minor injury or illness.
The walk in centre should be used where patients are unable to get an appointment with their own GP where they need to be seen same day or as an alternative to going to A&E for urgent minor injuries or illness.
We also provide Bury Walk in Centre.
- Prestwich Walk In Centre
12pm to 8pm (*) Monday to Sunday
- Self referral
- Open to the public for emergency drop ins.