A new walk-in centre for urgent care opened at Tameside Hospital (next to A&E) on Monday 29 April.
This new urgent treatment centre has the benefit of being located alongside other hospital services, for example X-ray, and is open everyday from 9am until 9pm.
This service replaces the current walk in centre at Ashton Primary Care Centre, please note that the GP practice will remain at Ashton Primary Care Centre.
When to visit the walk in centre for urgent care
You can go to the new facility if you need urgent medical attention but it's not a life-threatening situation.
The walk in centre for urgent care is GP-led and open 9am until 9pm every day of the week (including bank holidays).
You may be referred to the service by NHS 111 or by your GP. You can also just turn up and walk in. Please can we remind you that there are other options available such as your local pharmacy and the out of hours GP service.
Parking for the walk in centre
If you are attending the walk in centre there is plenty of parking on the hospital site but it can get quite busy. As an alternative you can park in the new council car park on Darnton Road opposite the entrance to Stamford park.
How to get urgent medical help
If you need urgent medical attention but it's not a life-threatening situation, you should first call 111. If you think life is at risk, you should call 999.
NHS 111 will assess you and give you the option to speak to a nurse, doctor or paramedic if appropriate. You'll then be advised where you need to go for treatment.
This could be the new walk in centre, an out-of-hours GP service, your local GP in normal hours, or A&E if necessary.
The walk in centre has a clear process in place if it's decided you need treatment at A&E rather than at the walk in centre. If this is the case, there is the added advantage of not having to make an additional trip as all of the services are in one place.