Fairfield General Hospital

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Fairfield General Hospital
Rochdale Old Road

Telephone: 0161 624 0420

Fairfield General Hospital is located 2 miles from the centre of Bury, 10.5 miles north of Manchester and is the third largest hospital run by the NCA. 

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Fairfield General Hospital Rochdale Old Road Bury BL9 7TD

Frequent Trax branded bus services 467 & 468 operated by Transdev Rosso serve the bus stops outside the hospital on Rochdale Old Road. There is a frequent service between Bury Interchange and Rochdale Interchange. The hospital is around a 10 minute bus ride from Bury Interchange, where further connections to services from other areas are available. Bus B4 operated by Transdev Rosso between Bury and Heywood/ Hopwood is the only service which serves bus stops within the hospital grounds.


The main bus stops within the hospital are located at stops A and B and stops F and G on Rochdale Old Road. Please note that buses using the hospital travel the same way in both directions, so always check which bus you are boarding. Bus stops surrounding the hospital have information posted and are letter coded. For more detailed information on buses serving Fairfield General and bus stops at the site, see Hospital public transport information | Transport for Greater Manchester (tfgm.com)

The nearest Metrolink station is Bury, approximately 2 miles from Fairfield General Hospital. The easiest option is to then transfer from the Tram to a Bus as Bury Interchange where the Metrolink station is. To walk to Fairfield from Bury Metrolink, click here for the walking routes.

The hospital is located off the B6222 Bury and Rochdale Old Road, with a traffic light controlled entrance/ exit off this road. Please visit our car parking information page for details of parking arrangements at our hospitals. 

Visit the Car Parking page for more informnation on where to park and charges.

Taxis are permitted to drop off and collect patients and visitors at all hospital entrances and locations signed or marked as drop off/ pick up areas.

Active ways of travelling (walking and cycling) are great ways of incorporating physical activity into all or part of a journey.  For those who are able to do so, encouraging active travel such as cycling and walking is part of our commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of our wider community and also help to deliver a net zero emissions National Health Service.  For further information in relation to walking and cycling in Greater Manchester, please see Home | TfGM Active Travel.

Travel is a useful journey planner to find bike routes which avoid busy roads, or for planning a walking route, try Walk it.

The Accident and Emergency (A&E) and main entrance are located off the mini-roundabout upon entering the site (2nd and 3rd exits respectively). Further entrances can be accessed using the 4th exit on the mini-roundabout and the road travelling through the site.

The main public parking areas identified by green signage are located at either the top of the hospital site (take the immediate first left after entering the site at the traffic light junction for Patient and Visitor Car Park 1) or the further around the site (4th exit off the roundabout) Car Parks 2 to 4. These numbers releate to the entrance they are nearest to. Drop off/pick up areas and some further small areas of patient and visitor parking, plus blue badge parking are located near to other entrances and some departments.

For public transport information and journey planning, including walking or cycling, visit www.tfgm.com (Transport for Greater Manchester).  Alternatively, contact Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 (10p per minute from BT landlines) for public transport information across the North West.  Google maps will also allow you to plan journeys by car, public transport, walking or cycling.

A number of door to door demand responsive transport services (Local Links) also provide journeys to/from our hospital sites. For further details please visit www.tfgm.com and look in the accessible transport section or contact Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 (10p per minute from BT landlines).Also, for those less able to use conventional public transport, a door to door Ring and Ride service operates across Greater Manchester. For more details including how to register, visit www.ringandride.info or telephone your local Ring and Ride depot.

In a medical emergency, where the need is critical, or life-threatening, patients or their carers should dial 999 for a paramedic-led ambulance response. NHS Choices states that ‘it will generally be obvious if the patient, or someone else, is seriously ill, or injured, and will need emergency care’. A medical professional may also call for an ambulance on your behalf where this is appropriate. For non-emergencies, other use of ambulance transport is based on agreed eligibility criteria, according to the medical needs of the patient.

You may be able to claim a refund under the ‘Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme’ (HTCS) of the cost of travelling to hospital or other NHS premises for NHS-funded treatment or diagnostic test arranged by a doctor or dentist, if you are in receipt of certain allowances or benefits. To obtain a HTCS refund you will need to complete a HC5 (T) form, available from the Cashier’s or General Office at each hospital site. More information on the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme can be found on the NHS Choices website.

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