Whilst your GP surgery is often the first port of call when help is needed, there are many other local services that able to help you directly.
Help and advice for younger children
You can contact the Health Visiting Team at Chapel Road clinic: 0161 912 5130 for advice about all child health and welfare matters, including specialist advice on weaning, sleep problems and eczema.
The Childrens Community Nurses work in the community with the aim of providing care to your child in your own home, often following a hospital admission or A&E attendance. They are based at Altrincham General Hospital on 0161 934 8333 and you can contact them directly for advice and management about:
- Constipation, toileting or bed wetting
- General asthma advice
- Eczema management
Trafford Council have lots of information about children’s services here.
Help and advice for teenagers
A number of agencies provide specialist advice for teenagers and their parents. You can find links helping with drug & alcohol issues, mental health concerns or additional mental health support, contraception & sexual health and a range of young people’s support services.
Sexual health matters
If you’re worried you may have picked up a sexually transmitted infection, would like a full check-up [including HIV] for reassurance or want to discuss contraception or know what sexual health counselling services are available, read more here Local contraceptive services. This is a complete and confidential service. Please ring to book an appointment 0161 701 1555 or if you’re under 25 some services are drop-in. You can find a full range of local clinics here.
Trafford Integrated Sexual Health Services – 0161 701 1555
Withington Hospital – 0161 611 4939
Manchester Royal Infirmary Hathersage Centre, 280 Upper Brook St, Manchester M13 0FH – 0161 701 1555
Treatment room nurses at Chapel Road clinic, Sale
The treatment room nurses are now working out of Chapel Road clinic, M33 7EG. Appointments can be made by ringing 0300 323 0303 option 1, for:
- Wound care & dressings
- Removal of stitches, clips or sutures following surgery or injury
- B12 injections
If these services are needed but you are housebound, then please ring 0300 323 0303 option 2 for the District Nursing service.
Ear care service at Meadway Health Centre
For ear wax problems that despite regular use of warm olive oil, still require treatment, please book an appointment with the ear care service at Meadway Health Centre, M33 4PP on 0300 323 0303 option 5, for ear assessment and possible syringing or microsuction. Find more information available here Ear Care Leaflet.
Minor injuries unit at Altrincham General hospital
For minor injuries that do not need A&E attendance, visit or ring Altrincham General Minor Injuries Unit on 0161 413 7705. Opening hours Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm and now 10am – 6pm Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays, with last check-in 30 minutes before closing time, for:
- x-ray shoulders, arms, knees & below within 4 weeks of injury
- x-ray for foreign bodies in wounds
but please note, they cannot
- x-ray children aged under 4
- x-ray hips, chests or skulls
- x-ray more than 4 weeks after injury
If the above unit is not suitable for your needs and we are not equipped to deal with your injury, try either:
Trafford General Urgent Care Centre, open 08:00 – 20:00, daily 0161 746 2619
Wythenshawe Hospital Accident & Emergency department, open 24/7 0161 998 7070.
Manchester Royal Infirmary Accident & Emergency department, open 24/7 0161 276 1234.
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital Emergency Eye Department, open 08:00 – 20:00 daily, 0161 276 5597