New arrivals will be pleased to know that there is a comprehensive public healthcare system in the UK that offers an excellent standard of care. Those who fit the criteria of being 'ordinarily resident' in the UK – that is, living there permanently – will have access to this system, run by the NHS (National Health Service). Healthcare services are provided at little to no cost, although waiting times can be long.
After arriving in Manchester, expats should make it a priority to register with their local General Practitioner (GP). The GP is the first port of call for non-emergency healthcare and specialist treatment generally requires a referral from a GP.
Expats who prefer to skip the queue can opt to use private hospitals. Though expensive, patients are seen to much quicker. Those who plan to use this option should be well insured to cover the high costs.
Below is a list of some of the main public and private hospitals in Manchester.
Hospitals in Manchester
Address: Wilmslow Road, Manchester
Pall Mall Medical
Address: 61 King Street, Manchester
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Address: Oxford Rd, Manchester
Address: Stott Lane, Stalford
Spire Manchester Hospital
Address: 170 Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury
Trafford General Hospital
Address: Moorside Road, Davyhulme, Manchester