Intermediate Care (Central Manchester)

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Intermediate Care is a service aimed at meeting the needs of people who are not quite ill enough to go into hospital, but not quite well enough to manage on their own at home. This service provides short term rehabilitation to enable service users to regain their optimal levels of independence.


Crumpsall Vale Intermediate Care suite, North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester, M8 5RB


The service is provided 24 hours, 7 days a week to service users according to need. Referral is 8.30 am – 5.00 pm 7days or via rapid response outside of these hours.

Contact Details:

Phone: 0161 230 3010 (8.00am – 8.00pm)
07791574469   (8.00am – 8.00pm)


The Intermediate Care Team consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Advanced Nurse Practioners, Assistant Practioners and Rehabilitation Assistants. Working with you, the team will aim to achieve the goals you identify to help you become as independent as possible.

GPs – Dr Mobeen Shahbaz and Dr Michelle Athwell.

Crumpsall Vale Manager  – Louise Lewis.


Referrals are accepted from Health or Social Care worker via Contact Assessment faxed to 0161 230 3019 then followed by telephone conversation with the Duty Team Leader on 07790 809582 (bed base) / 07791 574469 (home pathway).

Self-referrals are also accepted usually via call to Duty team leader phone (07791 574469).

Additional Information:

If you are able to stay at home, or to go straight home from hospital, you can receive intermediate care in your own home.  The intermediate Care Team will visit you to help you regain your independence.  Carers may be arranged to help you short term over this period also.

If you are unable to stay at home or to go straight home from hospital, you will be assessed to go to an intermediate care residential or nursing unit, where the team will start working with you. The units have single rooms and support staff are available 24 hours a day.

You will be allocated a Key Worker who will be your main contact in the service; he/she will act as your advocate throughout your journey within the service.