Brinnington Health Centre, Brinnington Road, Brinnington, Stockport, Cheshire, SK5 8BS

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Telephone: 0161 983 3300 ( Out of Hours: 111 )

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Urgent Problems & Out of Hours

Life Threatening Emergencies

In a life-threatening emergency such as sudden severe chest pain, severe breathlessness, loss of power in a limb, loss of consciousness or severe bleeding dial 999.

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Urgent Problems during Surgery Hours

If you have an urgent medical problem during our surgery opening hours call the health centre on 0161 983 3300.

To ensure the doctor knows why you are attending urgently the receptionist may ask the reason for your appointment. Please do not be offended by this as it is purely to enable us to give you an appropriate appointment.

Urgent Appointments for Unwell Children

We understand that having an unwell child is very worrying for any parent and you often want quick advice from a doctor.

Further information is available in:

Our Unwell Children Information Leaflet

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Urgent Problems when we are Closed

If you have an urgent medical problem outside normal surgery hours  (our opening times can be found here), and you need help fast, but it is not life threatening CALL 111. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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The surgery is equipped to treat minor injuries like small cuts and joint sprains. If the injury is more severe or may involve a broken bone then you should attend the Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department at the following hospitals:

Stepping Hill Hospital. Tel: 0161 483 1010

Manchester Royal Infirmary. Tel: 0161 276 1234

Wythenshawe Hospital. Tel: 0161 998 7070

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About NHS 111

What to do when my Medical Practice is closed:

  • If you need medical help fast but it’s not an emergency call 111
  • If it’s a life-threatening emergency call 999

NHS 111 is the number to call when you need medical help fast but it’s not a life-threatening emergency.

  • Calls to 111 are FREE from landlines and mobiles
  • NHS 111 is available 24/7, every day of the year

When to call 111

  • You think you need to go to A&E or to another NHS urgent care service
  • The surgery is closed and you need healthcare advice
  • You don’t know who to call for medical help

When to all 999

  • Call 999 for life-threatening emergencies such as:
  • Major accident or trauma
  • Severe breathlessness
  • Severe bleeding
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe chest pain

During normal practice opening hours the practice remains your first point of contact for all routine requests.

More information about NHS 111 can be obtained from NHS choices at

Please only visit the A&E department if it is an emergency.