Other Services Contact Numbers

Emergency Dentist – 0333 332 3800

Call your dentist FIRST if they are closed then contact this number for an urgent appointment.

Go to A&E if you have toothache and the area around your eye or your neck is swollen, swelling in your mouth or neck is making it difficult for you to breathe, swallow or speak.

Urgent Eye Care – 01942 214808

Royal Albert Edward Infirmary – 01942 244000

Patient Admin Support – Royal Albert Edward Infirmary Switchboard – 01942 483483 – Children’s speech and language, Podiatry, MSK, Desmond, Counselling and Fracture clinic.

District Nurses – 01942 807700

District nurses provide support to patients and their families, mainly in the patients own home. A member of the district nursing team will identify any health care needs a patient may have and discuss a plan of care with them and, if appropriate, their family or carer.

Social Services – Childline – 0800 1111 Safeguarding – 01942 828777

Social services have a statutory obligation to safeguard and promote the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and can provide a wide range of services to children and their parents, usually within their own home environment and co-ordinated by a social worker.

Crisis Team – 0800 953 0285 free 24/7 mental health crisis helpline for all ages is here to help our service users, carers, and people living in the areas we serve. If you are worried or anxious about your mental health or feeling as though you are in a mental health crisis and need urgent support and help, please don’t hesitate to call. The mental health crisis helpline is also there for you if you are concerned about a loved one, neighbour, friend or family member. It is open all day and night, 365 days per year and it is free of charge.

Wigan Mental Health Support Hub

Address: Lea Baker Café at Atherleigh Park, Atherleigh Way, Leigh WN7 1YN

Open: Monday to Sunday 4:30 pm until 11pm

Contact: If you are a wigan service user, please contact your care co-ordinator or call Atherleigh Park reception on 01942 636 300 to check availability

Samaritans – To talk about anything that is upsetting you, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone), email [email protected] or visit some branches in person

SHOUT – If you would prefer not to talk but want some mental health support, you could text SHOUT to 85258Shout offers a confidential 24/7 text service providing support if you are in crisis and need immediate help.

DIAS (Domestic Violence) – 01942 311365

Opening hours – 7:00am until 19:00pm Monday to Friday

DIAS is a registered charity that supports those affected by domestic violence and abuse. We are a specialist provider of support, advice and counselling for the entire Wigan and Leigh Borough.

Community Link Worker – 01942 836967

A community link worker is a member of your GP Surgery Team who provides advice and support on many social issues that may be affecting your health and wellbeing. They have a wide range of knowledge on local services and community-based groups and activities.

Spectrum Sexual health Clinic – 01942 483188

Address: Leigh Health Centre Entrance C The Avenue LEIGH Greater Manchester WN7 1HR

Open: Monday – Friday 08:30 – 17:00 Telephone appointments only Saturday 11:00 – 17:00

Service details: Spectrum will provide a range of information, advice, and support around sexual health including healthy relationships, contraception and sexually transmitted infections testing and treatment.

Early pregnancy unit – 01942 264256

During the normal working week all women with early pregnancy problems such as pain or bleeding have prompt access to dedicated Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit located at Ward 2 in Leigh Infirmary and open between 9am – 12:00. You can self-refer to the service by calling the number provided.

Maternity Triage – 01942 778628

The purpose of the Maternity Triage Unit is to assess women who are more than 20 weeks into their pregnancy as well as women who are 42 days post delivery who have an urgent clinic complaint relating to pregnancy and delivery. A midwife will triage for many reasons, and you should always call triage at anytime if your baby’s movements have reduced, your waters have broken, if you see any blood loss in our underwear or if you feel unwell. If you are worried you can phone them for advice and support.