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Surgical hubs

Surgical hubs have been set up in Greater Manchester hospitals to offer people quicker access to surgery. They are a key part of our plans to address waiting list backlogs for planned hospital services.

There are surgical hubs available for adults as well as children and young people, detailed below. They will offer people the most routine types of surgery where an overnight stay in hospital is not needed.

Eligibility

Hospitals will contact any eligible patients on their waiting list if they could have surgery at a surgical hub. We would ask people to not contact hospitals about this directly.

Transport

We would strongly recommend that people take up the offer to have surgery at a surgical hub if they are offered it. This will help our local hospitals to address waiting list backlogs.

If transport is an issue this should be discussed with the hospital. More information and advice can also be found on our dedicated transport webpage.

Key information

Any patients transferred to a surgical hub to have their surgery should be aware that:

  • Their clinical records will be made available to the team at the surgical hub to ensure continuity of care.
  • They will be informed if the plan is for their existing consultant or a member of their team to do their surgery at the surgical hub, or,
  • They will be informed if the plan is for their care to transfer completely to a new consultant and their team at the surgical hub.

Surgical Hubs for adults

Fairfield Surgical Hub

This hub is based at Fairfield General Hospital and hosted by the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust. The type of surgery done at this hub includes:

  • Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery

Fairfield surgical hub operates at weekends.

Visit Fairfield General Hospital’s website for more information about parking and instructions on how to get there.

Leigh Surgical Hub

This hub is based at Leigh Infirmary and is hosted by Wrightington, Wigan, and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  The type of surgery done at this hub includes:

  • General surgery
  • Eye surgery
  • Cancer surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Gynaecology surgery
  • Pain management procedures

The Leigh surgical hub operates Monday to Friday.

Visit Leigh Infirmary’s website for more information about parking and instructions on how to get there.

Rochdale Surgical Hub

This hub is based at Rochdale Infirmary and hosted by the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust. The type of surgery done at this hub includes:

  • Gynaecology surgery
  • Urology surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Ophthalmology surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • General surgery
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Plastic surgery

Rochdale surgical hub operates seven days a week.

Visit Rochdale Infirmary’s website for more information about parking and instructions on how to get there.

The Christie Surgical Hub

This hub is based at The Christie and is hosted by The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. The type of surgery done at this hub include:

  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Urology surgery

The Christie surgical hub operates Monday to Friday.

Visit The Christie’s website for more information about parking and instructions on how to get there.

Trafford Surgical Hub

This hub is based at Trafford General Hospital and hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. The type of surgery done at this hub includes:

  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgery
  • General surgery
  • Urology surgery
  • Dental surgery
  • Beast surgery
  • Pain management procedures

Trafford Surgical Hub operates Monday to Friday.

Visit Trafford General Hospital’s website for more information about parking and instructions on how to get there.

Wrightington Surgical Hub

This hub is based at Wrightington Hospital and is hosted by Wrightington, Wigan, and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Orthopaedic surgery is done at this surgical hub.

The Wrightington surgical hub operates Monday to Friday.

Visit Wrightington Hospital’s website for more information about parking and instructions on how to get there.

Surgical Hubs for children and young people

Oldham Surgical Hub

This hub is based at The Royal Oldham Hospital and is hosted by the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust. The hub offers paediatric surgery.

Oldham surgical hub operates Monday to Friday.

Visit The Royal Oldham Hospital’s website for more information about parking and instructions on how to get there.

Trafford Surgical Hub

This hub is based at Trafford General Hospital and hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. The hub offers dental surgery to children and young people.

Trafford Surgical Hub operates Monday to Friday.

Visit Trafford General Hospital’s website for more information about parking and instructions on how to get there.

This information was correct at the date of publication, 19/02/2024


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