Urgent Problems & Out of Hours

Life Threatening Emergencies

In a life-threatening emergency such as sudden severe chest pain, severe breathlessness, loss of power in a limb, loss of consciousness or severe bleeding dial 999.


Patients with minor injuries like small cuts and Fractures, sprains and x-rays of upper / lower limbs etc can be treated at a local walk-in centre (see below).

If the injury is more severe then you should attend the Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department at the following hospitals:

Salford Royal Hospital. Tel: 0161 789 7373.

Manchester Royal Infirmary. Tel: 0161 276 1234.

North Manchester General Hospital. Tel: 0161 795 4567

Also in the event of poisoning or overdose the attend A&E

Urgent Problems during Surgery Hours

If you have an urgent problem during surgery hours call the surgery on 0161 794 1604.

If you are given an Emergency appointment please remember you are being seen in addition to the doctor's normal workload and that we are respecting your assessment that you have a serious or urgent problem. We would be grateful if all other non-urgent issues (such as repeat prescriptions, other medical problems, results etc.) are dealt with during normal appointments.

How to Get Help when the Surgery is Closed

Should you require medical advice when the Practice is closed (our opening times can be found here),
please dial 0161 794 1604. A recorded message will give you instructions on how to access medical advice. Please remember this is an emergency service only.

Other useful numbers are

  • NHS 111
  • Salford Out of Hours Medical Service 0161 212 4366

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

NHS 111

What to do when my Medical Practice is closed:

  • If you need medical help fast but it’s not an emergency call 111
  • If it’s a life-threatening emergency call 999

NHS 111 is the number to call when you need medical help fast but it’s not a life-threatening emergency.

  • Calls to 111 are FREE from landlines and mobiles
  • NHS 111 is available 24/7, every day of the year

When to call 111

  • You think you need to go to A&E or to another NHS urgent care service
  • The surgery is closed and you need healthcare advice
  • You don’t know who to call for medical help

When to all 999

  • Call 999 for life-threatening emergencies such as:
  • Major accident or trauma
  • Severe breathlessness
  • Severe bleeding
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe chest pain

During normal practice opening hours the practice remains your first point of contact for all routine requests.

More information about NHS 111 can be obtained from NHS choices at www.nhs.uk/111

Please only visit the A&E department if it is an emergency.

Walk-In Centres

WICs are an alternative option if you are unable to see your GP or your problem isn’t serious enough for A&E. These are often Nurse led, but the Walk-in Centre in Trafford is staffed by Doctors and Nurses. As the name suggests, they require no appointment and can deal with many of the things your GP can, including infections and rashes, blood pressure checks, fractures and lacerations, emergency contraception and advice, stomach aches, vomiting and diarrhoea, insect and animal bites, stitches (sutures), dressing care, cuts and bruises, minor burns and strains, stop smoking support among other problems.

Trafford Walk in Centre

The Trafford Walk-in Centre is based at Entrance 9 of Trafford General Hospital, next to the Outpatients Department.

Trafford Health Centre
Trafford General Hospital
Moorside Road
M41 5SL

Opening Hours: 08:00-20:00 everyday including weekends and bank holidays.

Telephone: 0161 747 4978

Leigh Walk-in Centre

Leigh NHS Walk-In-Centre offers fast and convenient access to advice, information and treatment by experienced nurses. The centre offers treatment for minor illnesses and injuries including:

  • Sore throats or flu-like symptoms
  • Infections or rashes
  • Viral illnesses
  • Minor burns, cuts or wounds
  • Fractures, sprains and x-rays of upper/lower limbs
  • Eye problems
  • Minor head injuries

The Walk-In-Centre is provided by Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust and is designed to complement hospital and GP services.

The centre is open between 7am and 9pm, 365 days a year. No appointment is necessary.

Leigh Walk-In Centre is located within:

Leigh Health Centre
(Leigh Infirmary)
The Avenue

Contact the Walk In Centre on: 01942 483453