If you feel a patient needs to be seen urgently you can phone 01706 517838. This is effective from Jan 3rd 2017 and replaces the previous phone number. Pennine Acute now see emergency eye referrals between 09.00 and 17.00 at Rochdale Infirmary and they have same-day appointments available for emergencies. You should give a referral letter to the patient to take with them. Pennine Acute published this leaflet regarding the current arrangement.
For weekends or out-of-hours referrals telephone the Royal Oldham Hospital A&E 0161 624 0420 and ask to speak to the Ophthalmologist on-call.