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A new future for Trafford General

Trafford General Hospital now provides a new range of health services. This change follows a period of public consultation when a new health deal for Trafford was agreed to ensure our local hospital remains safe, sustainable and continues to deliver high quality care into the future.

Trafford Urgent Care Centre (previously A&E)


In November 2013, a new Urgent Care Centre replaced the Accident & Emergency Department at Trafford General Hospital. It is open from 8am to midnight, every day of the year.
The new Urgent Care Centre works much in the same way as the previous A&E department, and can be visited for the treatment of a wide range of conditions from minor injuries and illnesses to suspected fractures and wounds.

Life-threatening conditions are no longer treated at the department. In these circumstances, please call 999 for an ambulance immediately.

The Urgent Care Centre is staffed by a highly skilled team of Accident and Emergency doctors and nurses who are trained to an advanced level in the resuscitation of both adults and children.

Those who attend with more serious conditions that prove to be life-threatening will be stabilised and safely transferred to the most appropriate nearby hospital.

Open 8.00 am - midnight, every day of the year

Click here to read an interview with Ward Manager for the Urgent Care Centre, Clare Kirrane on how the new service works in more detail.

Trafford Walk-in Centre

The Trafford Walk-in Centre continues to provide GP and nurse-led services for the treatment of minor ailments for all age groups.  This service is situated next to the Outpatient Department of Trafford General Hospital.

Opening hours: 8.00 am - 8.00 pm every day

If you have a less serious condition or illness please speak to your GP, Pharmacist, or call NHS 111 for advice, by dialling 111.

Altrincham Minor Injuries Unit

There is also a Minor Injuries Unit in Altrincham which is staffed by experienced emergency nurse practitioners who can assess and treat a wide range of minor injuries.  It is located off Greenwood Street at the rear of Altrincham Hospital, WA14 1PE.

Opening hours:       Monday to Friday                 8.00 am - 8.00 pm

Weekends & Bank Holidays: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm

Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day  and  New Year's Day.

Last patient registration is 30 minutes prior to closing time.

X-ray services  available Monday to Sunday until 6.00 pm

Local A&E departments

If you require an emergency ambulance, call 999. The ambulance service, with its highly trained and skilled paramedics, will determine the most suitable hospital for you.

Manchester Royal Infirmary - Adults

Upper Brook Street

Manchester M13 9WL

Tel: 0161 276 4147

Royal Manchester Children's Hospital -


Hathersage Road

Manchester M13 9WL

Tel: 0161 701 9101/2

Wythenshawe Hospital (UHSM)

Southmoor Road

Manchester M23 9LT

Tel:  0161 998 7070

Salford Royal Hospital

Stott Lane

Salford M6 8HD

Tel:  0161 789 7373

Children's and Women's Services

Nurse with patientA range of day case surgery, out-patient clinics and diagnostic tests will continue to be provided and developed for children over the age of five.  As at present, under 5s will be treated at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Day case and out-patient gynaecology services will continue to be provided at Trafford General.  The Gynaecology Assessment Unit at Trafford General Hospital will be open from 9.00 am - 4.00 pm Monday to Friday from Monday 18th November.  Outside these hours, Trafford patients will be seen at the Emergency Gynaecology Unit at Saint Mary's Hospital.

Out-patient clinics and diagnostic tests

An extensive range of out-patient clinics will continue to be provided at Trafford General Hospital and we are developing new out-patient services.  X-rays, scans and blood tests will continue, as well as heart and lung checks and pacemaker clinics.

Surgical care

From Monday 18th November 2013, emergency and major planned surgery, which may require an overnight stay, will no longer be carried out at Trafford General Hospital (except for orthopaedics - see above).  This will now be carried out at Manchester Royal Infirmary or Saint Mary's Hospital. Out-patient appointments, pre-admission checks, and rehabilitation services will be provided at Trafford General.

A wide range of day case surgery will continue to be provided at Trafford General Hospital for adults and children including ear, nose and throat, general surgery and urology.

Medical Care

The Acute Medical Unit at Trafford General Hospital will be open 24 hours a day for all Trafford GPs to arrange the admission of patients in need of hospital medical treatment.  Patients requiring more specialist services may be taken by ambulance to an appropriate neighbouring hospital.  Two medical wards are also available for patients needing acute care.  These are supported by a High Dependency Unit for those patients needing more intensive observation, treatment and nursing care than is possible on a general medical ward.

Manchester Elective Orthopaedic Centre

We are proud to be developing a centre of excellence for orthopaedic patient care and research at Trafford General Hospital.  All planned orthopaedic surgery for Trafford and Manchester patients will be carried out in the modern purpose-built facilities on site.  The new centre will provide a broad range of both day case and major planned surgery, including joint replacements for hips, knees, shoulders and elbows, and will provide care for patients from Trafford, Manchester and beyond.

Stroke and rehabilitation services

The existing stroke and rehabilitation services will remain at Trafford General offering high quality care and support.  We are also extending our Intermediate Neuro-Rehabilitation Unit where our dedicated team aims to improve independence and quality of life for people with neurological problems caused by accidents, injury or disease.