You should dial 999 in an emergency to request the police, fire or ambulance service.

For less urgent calls please contact:

  • 101 - Non emergency police number
  • 111 - Non emergency medical number

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  1. Support While You Wait For Hospital Treatment

    Rochdale’s While You Wait information page supports patients who are waiting for hospital treatment. COVID-19 has meant some operations and procedures have been postponed, leading to understandable concerns for those waiting. The hospital, GP practice and everyone involved in your care are doing their best…
  2. NHS 111 Service (Call 111 when it's less urgent than 999)

    NHS 111 is a service that was introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services in England. You can contact them when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy…

Local services

  1. GP Enhanced Access Service

    GP Enhanced Access Service (Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale) allows patients to have more flexibility in where, when and how they use local health services. 
  2. Greater Manchester Urgent Dental Care

    This service is accessible to patients living in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Middleton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Glossop, Trafford and Wigan. Patients who are not registered with a dentist can access the service between 8am and 10pm, seven days a week. Patients who are registered with…
  3. Samaritans

    Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. Our charity works to make sure there’s always someone there, for anyone who needs someone.
  4. Childline

    You can talk to us about anything. No problem is too big or too small. Call us for free or get in touch online. However you choose to contact us, you're in control. It’s confidential and you don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to. If…