Our Accident and Emergency department at Macclesfield Hospital is currently extremely busy.
Please only visit A&E for major, life-threatening illnesses and injuries where you need immediate medical care such as:
For illnesses that are less urgent, we are asking people to first contact their local pharmacies, GP surgery or NHS 111. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can advise you on the best local service for the care you need.
East Cheshire NHS Trust’s GP Out-of-Hours Service can also be used for assessment, advice and treatment as required for urgent healthcare problems that cannot safely wait until your GP surgery is open.
The GP Out-of-Hours Service can be contacted by telephone via NHS 111. For more information, please click here.
Local pharmacies can also offer help, advice and treatment for lots of common conditions. A list of local pharmacies across Eastern Cheshire and their opening hours can be found here.
Go to gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest information about coronavirus and access an online service that can tell you if you need medical help.
The trust has now commenced the return of inpatient visiting by appointment only. Read the full guidance here.
We want you to feel safe when you attend any of our hospital or community sites. Anyone visiting one of our hospitals, clinics or community facilities must wear a face mask. This is to help protect patients, staff and visitors and to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Please be advised that cotton face coverings must not be worn when entering clinical areas. Please could all staff, visitors and contractors wear the surgical masks provided on entering clinical and treatment areas unless exempt. Thank you for your cooperation.
Care in the community
We provide safe, effective and personal care to our patients. We are a community and acute trust serving a large population and our vision is to ensure our patients receive the best care in the right place.
We have over 2,500 staff who work across our community settings and our three hospital sites.
With the support of NHS England and NHS Improvement we are now offering video consultations to some of our patients. This forms part of our response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The decision to offer this type of appointment will be made by a medical professional depending on your individual care needs.
Video consultations are easy to use and are often more convenient – saving you time and money. NHS Attend Anywhere is a secure web-based platform for patients with pre-arranged video consultation appointments.Click here to find out more
Our aim is to provide as much care out of hospital as possible, designing and improving services that build on work already happening in community and practice settings. Consultant-led outpatient services and therapy services are provided in a range of community settings across our local footprint.
The Care Community staff ensure your voice is heard, which keeps you in control when decisions are made about your health and wellbeing.
At East Cheshire NHS Trust we are committed to providing the best quality integrated care to our patients. To achieve this aim we need highly motivated staff who are united by common values and behaviours.
We believe our workforce is our greatest asset and we actively support our staff to develop their capabilities to the full, with a variety of learning and development opportunities.Vacancies
We support the healthcare professionals whose job it is to treat and care for the people in our community, from expectant mums and babies right through to our oldest residents.
Whether it’s providing equipment to improve diagnostics or funding the most up-to-date equipment, we’re here to support the finest quality healthcare and health awareness – and we’re doing it with your help.Find out more about our charity