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Trafford General Hospital - Open for Urgent Care

The Urgent Care Centre (UCC) is open from 8.00 am until 8.00 pm.

The Centre is staffed by a highly skilled team of Accident & Emergency doctors and nurses.  It provides treatment for adults and children who have a need for care that is not life-threatening but where prompt help, care or advice is needed.

If you used the previous A&E Department at Trafford then you can continue to do so during the hours of 8.00 am until 8.00 pm. If you have a serious, life-threatening condition go to an Accident & Emergency Department or call an ambulance.

Medical Assessment Unit (MAU)

GPs can still refer to the MAU at Trafford General 24/7 as previously.

The MAU is managed by a Consultant Physician of the week to provide rapid assessment and treatment. The consultant will be available in the MAU if GPs wish to speak to them. In addition to the assessment beds, the unit also manages a number of ambulatory care pathways and provides ambulatory care clinics three afternoons a week.

Please visit www.cmft.nhs.uk/tghischanging for details of the service changes and to see the services available to patients in the Trafford area.

Remember to Choose Well!

Choose Well aims to direct people to the health services that can give them the fastest and most effective treatment from the most appropriate service; and to help ease the pressure on NHS services. One of the key messages is that A&E departments and 999 services are for those who are seriously ill or emergencies.

The campaign asks people to think twice before calling 999; and gives information about the alternative services that are available, which may include:

  • self-care, where possible
  • your local pharmacist
  • your local walk-in centre or minor injuries unit
  • NHS 111
  • Your GP

Choose Well promotes a positive message about the range of help and advice available. It aims to support A&E and ambulance services by freeing up vital resources and giving them the time they need to concentrate on patients who require their expertise.