Children’s Resource Centre at TGH

The Children's Resource Centre is a satellite unit of The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and provides a variety of paediatric services to both local children and families from further afield, including general and specialist outpatient clinics, day surgery and blood testing.

Outpatient clinics

Various paediatric outpatient clinics are held within the Centre each day, including:

  • General paediatrics,
  • Ear nose and throat (ENT)
  • Nurse led pre-operative clinics
  • Specialist paediatric clinics
  • Renal
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Plastics
  • General paediatric surgery

Community services including child and adolescent mental health and dietician clinics are also held within the centre.

Day surgery

The Centre has 10 beds for patients aged between 2-16 years old who have been admitted for minor ENT, dental, gynaecology, plastics or general surgery procedure. A nurse led pre-op clinic is held for all children listed for planned surgery at Trafford Hospital.

Blood testing

Blood testing clinics are held every day on the Children’s Resource Centre. Clinics are by GP referral and arranged appointment only. Please contact the Children’s Resource Centre using the details below to enquire about the clinics.


Day surgery: Referral into the service is via GP or other clinician if the child meets paediatric day case criteria.Outpatient clinics: By referral from a GP or other clinician.

Ward attendee (blood tests, uroflow): By appointment only. Please contact the Centre within working hours.

Our staff

The Children’s Resource Centre is nurse-led and staffed by paediatric trained staff consisting of:

  • Ward manager
  • Nurse Specialists
  • Staff nurses
  • Health care support workers
  • Ward clerk
  • House keeper
  • Play staff.

There are no doctors based within Centre, but various consultant clinics are held daily within the outpatients area by referral only.


Day surgery: Monday to Friday, 8.00am – 6.00pm
The Resource Centre does have capacity to stay open until 7pm when there is a planned afternoon surgical list.

Outpatients: Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm (clinics by appointment only)


Children’s Resource Centre

Trafford General Hospital (opposite physiotherapy department)

Entrance 5, Moorside Rd
Manchester M41 5SL

Contact details

Inpatient Area
Tel: 0161 746 2150 or 0161 746 2543
Fax: 0161 746 2599

Tel: 0161 746 2710
Fax : 0161 746 2599

Day Ward
Tel 0161 746 2149 or 0161 746 2150