Rochdale Infirmary

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Rochdale Infirmary
Whitehall Street
OL12 0NB

Telephone: 0161 624 0420

Information: Rochdale Infirmary is situated close to Rochdale town centre, which lies 14 miles north east of Manchester and is the fourth smallest hospital run by the NCA  

Rochdale Infirmary is open and continues to provide a range of hospital services including a 24/7 Urgent Care Centre (UCC), a short stay in-patient Clinical Assessment Unit, day surgery, a specialist Pennine Rheumatology Centre, x-ray, blood testing, antenatal services, early pregnancy unit, outpatient clinics and a new eye unit.

The Urgent Care Centre is open 24 hours, 7 days per week, 365 days a year.

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Rochdale Infirmary Whitehall Street Rochdale OL12 0NB

Bus services for Rochdale Infirmary and the surrounding area are provided by Transdev Rosso. Service R1 between Rochdale and Syke serves Whitehall Street Stops A & B.  In addition, frequent branded service 464 between Rochdale and Accrington operates along Whitworth Road. The hospital is between a 5 to 15 minute bus ride from Rochdale Interchange, where further connections to services from other areas are available.

Bus stops surrounding the hospital have information posted and are letter coded.

For more detailed information on buses serving Rochdale Infimray and bus stops at the site, see Hospital public transport information | Transport for Greater Manchester (

The nearest Metrolink station is Rochdale Town centre, approximately 3/4 of a mile from Rochdale Infirmary. To view walking routes from the Metrolink stop to Rochdale Infirmary, click here.

The hospital is located off Whitehall Street, with the nearest main roads being the A671 Whitworth Road, using Howard Street, or the A680 Spotland Road, using the B6377 Sheriff St/Falinge Road and Howard Street, turning onto Whitehall Street at the mini-roundabout.

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 Urgent Care Centre (UCC) and main entrance are accessed off Whitehall Street. The main parking area, plus blue badge parking, is located around the entrance road. Drop off/pick up areas and some further small areas of patient and visitor parking, are located at the rear of the hospital buildings and also at a further entrance accessed off Quarry Street. Please note that there is no A&E at Rochdale Infirmary. The UCC treats minor injury and illness.

Please visit our car parking information page for details of parking arrangements at our hospitals.

For public transport information and journey planning, including walking or cycling, visit (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 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 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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