Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital


Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Oxford Road, M13 9WL

Ward 86: 0161 701 8620

Ward 84 Out-Patients: 0161 701 8400

Bone Marrow Transplant Unit: 0161 701 8456

Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Unit (Ward 79): 0161 701 7900

Hospital Information

As the regional Paediatric haematology and oncology unit, patients are accepted from the North West covering areas from Cumbria to Macclesfield. We see around 120 new patients a year. RMCH also has closed links with The Christie who provide photon and proton beam therapy.

We are one of five designated phase I trial centres for children’s cancer in the UK and one of five UK Innovative Therapies for Childhood Cancer (ITCC) First-in-Child centres (one of only 19 in Europe).

We are also the lead centre for the national Paediatric Network ECMC, which is funded by the National Institute for Health Research. This consists of 9 UK centres running early phase clinical trials in children’s cancer.

We have a large research portfolio from phase I to phase III studies covering the full range of childhood cancers, both haematological (relating to the blood) and solid tumours, from the most common to the rarest.

Our patient population is mostly acute leukaemia and brain tumours (as is usual in childhood cancer), and we have particular expertise in neuroblastoma (nerve cell), leukaemia (blood), sarcomas (connective tissue), and brain tumours.

Travel Information

The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is located at the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Oxford Road Campus hospitals within proximity of the city centre.

We strongly recommend using active travel or public transport to get to any of our Oxford Road Campus hospitals. Our hospitals are in dense urban locations where roads are busy, and parking is often oversubscribed. All our hospitals are served by public transport 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

Car Parking
Car parking for patients and visitors at our Oxford Road site is largely located in one of our two multi-storey car parks located at either the North East (Grafton Street Multi-storey) or South West (Hathersage Road Multi-storey) of the site. Each of these car parks provide parking for patient, visitor and staff car parking and operates a pay on foot system where customers make their payment for parking on exiting the car park. Car parking charges apply with the following exceptions: disabled badge holders, relatives of Intensive Care/High Dependency Unit patients, frequent attenders (three or more times a week) and relatives of long stay patients.

Patient Transport Service (PTS)
While under the care of the Paediatric haematology and oncology service you may be eligible to use the Patient Transport Service (PTS) which is a non-emergency service for people who may need special support getting to and from their healthcare appointments. PTS provide the service for patients in Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, and Merseyside.

Please speak to Ward 84 Out-patients reception to enquire about booking patient transport.

Ward Facilities

Ward 86 cares for children and young people with cancer, leukaemia, and non-malignant haematology disorders. It is a 32 bedded unit with 16 en-suite side rooms. Parent facilities include pull down beds or a camp bed by every patient bedside for a parent to stay overnight there is also a dedicated parent’s room. There are Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) facilities and a dedicated youth worker.

Ward 86 is located on the 3rd floor of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Outpatient Clinic and Day Case
Ward 84 Out-patients is open Monday-Friday 8.30am-4.30pm with clinics are held daily.
Day case until is open Monday-Friday 8.00am-7.00pm. The unit has 6 beds. Children and Young people attend for planned treatments including chemotherapy, blood products, medical procedures, and investigations. There is also a theatre list and recovery area for children under the care of the haematology and oncology service.

Ward 84 Out-patients is located on the 2nd floor of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell, and Gene Therapy Unit (Ward 79)
These units care for children and young people undergoing a Stem Cell Transplant or Gene Therapy. It is a 15 bedded unit with 11 en-suite side rooms.

Ward 79 Stem Cell, and Gene Therapy Unit is located on the 1st floor of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Bone Marrow Transplant Unit is located on the 2nd floor of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Facilities on Site

Parent Accommodation
Parent accommodation can be provided on site at MacDonald house.

Catering Facilities
If you come to an outpatient clinic or to visit someone in hospital, there are several places to eat or buy food in and near the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, W H Smith (open 8.00am – 7.30pm) which is on the left past the main entrance.

Costa Coffee Situated on the ground floor at the back of the Atrium.

Moment To Situated on the ground floor near to Costa coffee. This is a restaurant area which serves breakfast, lunch, dinners and hot snacks throughout the day. Closes at 8pm (times when main meals will be served will be displayed within the restaurant).

Subway situated within the Moment To restaurant on the ground floor. Closes at 8pm.

Café situated in the Eye Hospital along the main hospital corridor. This is a restaurant area which serves breakfast, lunch, dinners and hot snacks throughout the day and night. Open 24 hours.

M & S Simply Food situated just outside the Eye Hospital entrance off The Boulevard.

Prayer Rooms
There is a multi-faith Prayer Room available on each site. If you wish to speak to a faith leader please ask a member of staff.

Free Wi-fi

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