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Withington Community Hospital is located on Nell Lane, West Didsbury and can easily be accessed from the surrounding areas by active travel and sustainable public transport options.

We strongly recommend using active travel or public transport to get to Wythenshawe Hospital. All our hospitals are served by many bus routes and other community and sustainable transport options. For information about public transport services please contact Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) on 0161 244 1000. Their lines are open between 7.00 am and 8.00 pm on Monday to Friday, and from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm on weekends and bank holidays, you can also visit their website.

You can plan your journey by any mode of transport using the TfGM journey planning tool.

Walk

Walking is an excellent, low cost, way to get some exercise into a busy schedule. Whether you’re walking the whole way, to a bus stop, Metrolink or train station, the steps add up. Withington Community Hospital is easily accessible on foot and is approximately a 20 minute walk from Didsbury and around a 25 minute walk from Chorlton. Plan your route on the TfGM journey planner.

Cycle

Withington Hospital is located in a suburban area with many parks nearby, so you may find it a pleasant experience to cycle to the hospital. We have cycle racks to lock your bike up across the hospital site. Please note, all users leave their bikes at their own risk and the Trust is not liable for stolen or damaged bikes.

Visit Cycle Streets for a personalised cycling map and directions to our site.

Bus

Withington Community Hospital is well served by buses, and three regular services stop immediately adjacent to the Hospital on Burton Road.

For live departures please check Burton Road Stop A (for southbound services) or Burton Road Stop B (for northbound services)

TfGM also provides this summary of which buses serve the Withington Community Hospital site, and the journey times to the hospital.

Train

The nearest railway station to Withington Community Hospital is Burnage, which around a 30 minute walk from the hospital.

Live departures and arrivals from Burnage Station can be seen here on the National Rail Enquiries website.

Tram

Withington Community Hospital is less than a ten minute walk from Burton Road tram stop, on the Metrolink ‘pink’ line.

Visit the Transport for Greater Manchester site for live details of trams to and from Burton Road.

Car

Parking can be in high demand at our hospital so please allow time to find a space when you arrive. For specific information about car parking, please visit this webpage.

For personalised directions to the main car park, please click here and enter your starting location.

Electric Vehicle Charging

There are currently two charging sockets at Withington Community Hospital, which are on the Mer network. Users are currently charged 28p per kWh if they are a member of Mer, or 30p per kWh for pay as you go. For more information about Mer and how to become a member, please view their website.

We do not guarantee access to a charging point, and users are also required to pay the relevant parking fees and follow fair usage guidelines. If you want to find nearby charging units, please look at the TfGM electric travel website.

Accessibility & Specialist requirements

View access information for each of our sites (availability of accessible lifts, low payment counters, assisted access entrances etc.).

  • Specialist Requirements

If you have any accessibility enquiries or special requirements such as help with visual impairment, hearing, language, or communication matters, please ask a member of staff for assistance or contact the Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) The PALS team can provide information about NHS services and other sources of help such as Citizen’s Advice Bureau and support you through an anxious time. They also give a voice to patients’ issues, help to identify gaps in services and report to the Trust Board. Contact the team by email pals@mft.nhs.uk or call 0161 276 8686.  You can also download a copy of the PALS leaflet or an easy-read version of our PALS leaflet.

Accessible Transport Guide

  • Transport for Sick Children

Transport for Sick Children is a registered charity working throughout Greater Manchester and helping children to reach their hospital appointments.

Please visit the Transport for Sick Children website or email: to@transportforsickchildren.org, or call 0161 432 7800

  • Ring and Ride

Ring and Ride is a door-to-door accessible minibus service for people of all ages who find it difficult to use ordinary public transport. For more information, please visit the TfGM Ring and Ride website or call 0161 200 6011

  • Travel vouchers

Travel vouchers are for people who are not able to use ordinary buses, trains or Metrolink and have serious walking difficulties or are registered blind. They can be used to pay for taxis and for travel on accessible bus services such as Ring and Ride and Community transport. For more information, please visit the TfGM Travel Vouchers website or call 0161 244 1000

  • Community transport

Local Link is a service which allows passengers within certain areas of Greater Manchester to book door-to-door journeys. Please visit the Local Link TfGM website for more information.

  • Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS)

If you’re referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by a doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS). For more information, please visit the HTCS website.