While You Wait

While You Wait

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant some operations and procedures have been postponed, leading to understandable concern for those waiting.

We are here for you and working hard with our partners to get you the care you need as soon as possible.

If you (or someone you care for) are waiting on delayed medical care, you are likely to have concerns and questions.

Finding information and advice

The NHS in Greater Manchester has valuable information and advice to help you manage your physical and mental wellbeing while waiting for hospital care.

The While You Wait site includes helpful details about accessing financial help and other local support whilst you wait.

It can also help you to prepare for your appointment/operation, including how to make a plan for your care and treatment alongside your healthcare professional.

You can find out more at whileyouwait.org.uk

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Waiting times

Patients on the waiting list for NHS care are also able to access support and check average wait times at their local hospital for the specialist area they need treatment in.