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Altrincham General Hospital

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Altrincham General Hospital
Market Street
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA14 1PE

Telephone: 0161 748 4022

To get detailed directions and a route map to the hospital, click on this link, enter your postcode as the start point and WA14 1PE as the destination point.

Travelling by public transport
The hospital is conveniently located in Altrincham town centre within walking distance of the transport interchange which has regular buses, rail and Metrolink services. For up-to-date information on routes serving the hospital contact Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive on 0161 228 7811. Website: www.gmpte.gov.uk.

Travelling by car
Altrincham General Hospital has no designated car-parking facilities. However, there are public car parks in the town centre, within walking distance of the hospital.

From the M60
Leave the M60 at Junction 7, signposted Stretford and Altrincham. Take the turning towards Altrincham, following the A56. Continue to follow the A56 through Sale and West Timperley. On entering Altrincham town centre, turn left at High Street and right onto Market Street.

From Manchester city centre
Pick up the A56 (Bridgewater Way) out of Manchester city centre. The A56 becomes Chester Road. Continue on the A56 through Stretford, Sale and Timperley towards Altrincham. On entering Altrincham town centre, turn left at High Street and right onto Market Street.

From M56 eastbound
Leave the M56 at Junction 7, signposted the A56. Merge onto the A556 (Chester Road) and at roundabout take the third exit onto A56 Dunham Road. On entering Altrincham town centre, turn right at High Street and right onto Market Street.

From the south
Exit the M6 at Junction 19, taking the A556 exit. Follow the A556 (Chester Road) heading towards Manchester. After four miles, take the second exit to continue onto the A56 Dunham Road, signposted Altrincham. On entering Altrincham town centre, turn right at High Street and right onto Market Street.

Car Parking & Special Cases

Altrincham General Hospital has no designated car-parking facilities. However, there are public car parks in the town centre, within walking distance of the hospital.

Blue Badge holders can use the designated off-street disabled parking spaces to the front and rear of the hospital. These are located outside the Outpatients entrance on Market Street and near the entrance to the Minor Injuries Unit on Greenwood Street.

Disabled Access

The main Outpatients department, Minor Injuries Unit and x-ray are at ground level; however, there are steps leading up to the main entrance of the hospital. Wheelchair users can access the hospital via the Greenwood Street entrance at the rear of the building.

Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs are available at the entrances to Outpatients and the Minor Injuries Unit.

Specialist Requirements

If you have any special requirements such as help with visual impairment, hearing, language or communication matters, please ask a member of staff for assistance or contact the Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) on 0161 746 2019 or trafford.pals@cmft.nhs.uk. You can also contact the Trust by minicom on 0161 746 2243. Sign Language Interpreters and Lip Speakers may also be available by prior arrangement.

Public Transport

Information points in Greater Manchester: GMPTE Travelshops will help you to plan your journey and provide details of services and times. GMPTE Travelshops are found at most bus stations in Greater Manchester.

GMPTE Traveline team can provide information about all bus, train and tram services in the Greater Manchester area, including timetables, leaflets and maps.

Traveline: 0871 200 22 33 (calls cost 10p a minute from landlines, mobile and landline networks may charge an additional tariff. Lines are open 7am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays).

If you have access to the internet, visit www.gmpte.com/hospitals. This will tell you how to access hospitals in Greater Manchester by public transport. Here you will find maps of the hospitals, locations of bus stops, rail stations or tram stops close to the hospital. It also displays route maps of services to and from the hospital, which you can download and print.

Community Transport

Volunteer Transport Services

Transport for Sick Children: Transport for Sick Children is a registered charity working throughout Greater Manchester and helping children to reach their hospital appointments. If you have difficulty getting your child to and from health appointments please speak to your Health Visitor or Social Worker and ask them to contact the charity directly.

If you or anyone you know has access to a vehicle and would like to become a volunteer driver for the charity, please phone 0161 432 7800.

Help with Fares & Concessionary Travel

Help with Fares

If you are on a low income, receive benefits and need to travel to hospital to receive NHS treatment, you may be entitled to help with your travel costs. The main reception at Altrincham General will be able to advise you how to claim expenses back for travel to the hospital. You will need to take current proof of benefit entitlement with you and retain your valid travel tickets as proof. More information about the scheme is available in the national 'Get help with travel costs' HC11 booklet, available atwww.direct.gov.uk, or you can call the Health Cost Advice Line on 0845 850 1166 (calls charged at local rates).

Concessionary Travel

The GMPTE leaflet, 'Finding out about... Public transport to hospitals in Greater Manchester' explains that a concessionary travel pass that allows people aged 60 or over, under 16, qualifying disabled people and those with learning difficulties to free travel on local buses in England between 9.30am and 11pm on weekdays and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

GMPTE provide travel vouchers for people who are not able to use ordinary buses, trains or Metrolink and who have serious walking difficulties or are registered blind.

For more information about concessionary or free travel call 0161 244 1050.

Travel vouchers are available for blind people and people with walking difficulties who are not able to use ordinary buses. They can be used to pay for taxis and for travel on accessible bus services such as Ring & Ride and community transport. For an application form and further information please write to GMPTE Passes and Permits, 2 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BG, or phone 0161 244 1050.

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