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.

NHS Direct

You should use this service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.

– On 0845 4647 – for absolutely any health questions, around the clock, and to find local services.

– 111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

NSH Walk-In Centre

For treatment of minor illnesses or injuries, without an appointment visit:

Rochdale Infirmary

Telephone: 01706 377777
Address: Whitehall Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL12 0NB
Website: www.pat.nhs.uk

Bury Rock Healthcare

Telephone: 0161 447 9820
Address: 22 Derby Way, Bury, BL9 0NJ
Website: www.rockhealthcare.co.uk

Middleton Health Centre

Telephone: 0161 655 7434
Address: Middleton Shopping Centre, Middleton, Manchester, M24 4EL
Website: www.middletonhealthcentre.org.uk


Providing out of hours medical and dental care to the local communities of Bury, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale.
Telephone: 0161 763 4242


Pharmacists play a key role in providing quality healthcare. They are experts in medicines and will use their clinical expertise, together with their practical knowledge, to ensure the safe supply and use of medicines by the public.

See the Minor Ailment Service leaflet


For treatment of minor illnesses, by combining a well stocked medicine cabinet with plenty of rest.
Ask for the booklet titled ‘what should I do?’ at the surgery, that will help you to determine what to do to assist with self care.