Sometimes, you may be so unwell that you need to go to hospital. When self-care and NHS services in your area can't make things better, or when something is so serious that you need an ambulance, going to Accident and Emergency (A&E) might be the best thing to do. A&E is for serious, life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention.
The Royal Oldham Hospital is located close to Oldham town centre, and is part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, formed by bringing together two NHS Trusts, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The NCA Group provides a range of healthcare services including five hospitals and associated community services - Salford Royal, The Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, Rochdale Infirmary and North Manchester General Hospital.
The Royal Oldham Hospital has a full A&E department and offers a comprehensive range of acute and general surgical services, including vascular surgery. The site also offers more specialist services including clinical haematology and provides all of the Trust's gynaecological services to patients in North Manchester.
The main switchboard number for all calls relating to any services provided by the Northern Care Alliance is: 0161 624 0420.
The Royal Oldham Hospital
Oldham OL1 2JH