Information taken from the Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance website.
Chest x-rays are a useful way for us to find out if you have any problems with your lungs that might require treatment. You may find there is nothing to be concerned about and an x-ray could put your mind at rest, but if you do have a problem with your lungs that requires some treatment, such as lung cancer, finding it early can make it easier to treat.
The NHS is currently offering chest x-rays to members of the public registered with a GP in Bury (also Heywood, Middleton or Rochdale).
Who is eligible?
You are able to use this service if you are registered with a GP in Bury (also Heywood, Middleton or Rochdale), are over 40 and have been experiencing one or more of the following symptoms for over three weeks:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Weight loss
- Appetite loss
- Coughing up blood
If you are coughing up blood it is very important to contact your GP urgently. You are still able to attend for a chest x-ray.
If you have any concerns regarding your symptoms, please contact your GP.
How to get a chest x-ray
There are 4 walk-in centres (including Fairfield General Hospital) where you can get a chest x-ray. You do not need to book an appointment and you do not require a referral from a healthcare professional. Just turn up during opening hours (details for the Fairfield General Hospital service are included below).
Fairfield General Hospital
Radiology (X-Ray) Department, Rochdale Old Road, Bury, BL9 7TD. Go to the Hospital Main Entrance, walk towards the left of the main entrance area, the Radiology Department will be located on your left a short way along this corridor.
- 8.30am to 7.30pm Monday to Friday.
- 8.30am to 12pm Saturday.