If you are registered with us, you are able to self-refer to a new direct-access chest x-ray service. These services are being trialed in the hope that early lung cancers are picked up.
you must be registered with certain GPs including Ramsbottom Group Practice, be over 40, and be experiencing one or more of the following symptoms for three weeks or more are eligible to attend for a self-referral chest x-ray:
• Shortness of breath
• Chest pain
• Weight loss
• Appetite loss
• Coughing Blood
Locations and opening hours
This service is available now without appointment at the following sites:
Fairfield Hospital Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm Saturday 9am – 12 noon
Rochdale Infirmary Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm Saturday 9am – 12 noon
The Royal Oldham Hospital Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm Saturday 9am – 12 noon
You should receive a letter from the hospital regarding the result and advice on further actions.