Directions to The Royal Oldham Hospital
The Royal Oldham Hospital
Telephone: 0161 624 0420
Information: The Royal Oldham Hospital is located close to Oldham town centre, 8 miles north east of Manchester.
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The Royal Oldham Hospital Rochdale Road Oldham OL1 2JH
The hospital is well served by bus with over 30 buses an hour using Rochdale Road during the day, the most frequent being the 409 between Ashton under Lyne, Oldham, Royton and Rochdale. There are also 8 other bus services to a number of locations. The hospital is around a 5 minute bus ride from Oldham Bus Station, where further connections to services from other areas are available.
The nearest bus stops for the hospital are located on each side of Rochdale Road, outside the hospital grounds (Stops A, B, C and D). Bus stops surrounding the hospital have information posted and are letter coded. For more detailed information on buses serving Royal Oldham and bus stops at the site, see Hospital public transport information | Transport for Greater Manchester (tfgm.com)
The nearest Metrolink stop is Westwood, this is approximately 1 mile and 20 minutes walk from the Royal Oldham Hospital.To view a map of the walking routes to the Royal Oldham from Westwood Metrolink stop - click here
The hospital is located just off the A671 Rochdale Road, with access to the lower part of the hospital also on Westhulme Way, off the A627 Chadderton Way.
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.
The Main Entrance, Entrance 1 and Entrance 2 are located at the front of the hospital. Accident and Emergency (A&E) has its own entrance alongside Entrance 1. An information desk for directions and assistance is situated at the main entrance.
Patient and visitor parking areas 1,2 and 6 are located around the main entrance off Rochdale Road or via Granville Street at the front of the hospital, with patient and visitor car park 3 being located in an area just after Westhulme Way Gate entrance. Drop off/pick up areas and some further small areas of blue badge or patient and visitor parking are located near to Entrances 1, 3 and 4; and also located close to some departments within the site itself.
Please visit our car parking information page for more details of parking arrangements at our sites.
**Suspended due to Covid**
The Royal Rover is a minibus service operated by volunteers, between the hours of 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday, to provide transport around the hospital site only. The bus operates as hail and ride, or you can call 07972 142 907 to book a journey.
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.