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
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
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
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
- 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