The Urgent Treatment Centre is designed to make sure these people can get a same day assessment and treatment without increasing the workload on A&E. The Centre was designed to see and treat patients with various problems, and also as a signposting service to put people in touch with the appropriate services.

New Patient Entrance

Please note that as of Tuesday 17th of May, the entrances for the Emergency Department (ED) and Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at MRI have now moved across the site to make way for the redevelopment of MRI’s ED – known as Project RED.

Patients will need to use the new entrance, situated in a new modular building outside the MRI Outpatients Entrance, near to Grafton Street Car Park. Here you will be assessed and directed to the right MRI department.

We have put up signs around our site to help direct you to the new entrance, and flyers will also be distributed.

Project RED will modernise our facilities to best meet the changing needs of the local population. It will include increased capacity, and a more streamlined layout to ensure patients continue to receive high quality emergency treatment and care in an improved environment.

Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) – Manchester Royal Infirmary

The UTC is open 8am-10pm 7 days per week 365 days a year, for minor illness and minor injuries.

The UTC now offers pre-bookable appointments. Please ring NHS 111prior to attending, this is to make your patient care more efficient.

If you have a minor injury that requires urgent attention you may self-present and be assessed on arrival.

If you are unsure which service you require, or you want advice on your care please ring NHS 111 or go to

  • Wounds, for example, superficial cuts and bruises, minor burns and scalds, insect bites, and minor head injuries
  • Muscle and joint injuries
  • Coughs, colds, and flu symptoms
  • High temperatures
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Stomach ache, indigestion, constipation, vomiting, and diarrhoea
  • Ear, nose, and throat
  • Eye care
  • Skin complaints
  • Genito-urinary problems
  • Blood sugar testing
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Emergency contraception
  • Pregnancy related illnesses and advice
  • Sexual health/lifestyle advice
  • Anxiety
  • Counselling
  • Stress management
  • Pharmacy advice
  • Emergency dental advice

Manchester Royal Infirmary
Urgent Treatment Centre
Oxford Road
M13 9WL
Telephone: 0161 276 5193