Patient Transport

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) is here to help patients who live in Greater Manchester to get to and from non-emergency medical appointments.

For more information click here.

Useful resources:

Patient Transport Services (PTS): Patient Charter leaflet

NWAS Patient Transport in Greater Manchester

Patients may be eligible for the Patient Transport Service (PTS) if they have a medical or clinical condition which could stop them getting to their appointment by any other means.

Patients will be asked some simple questions to check if they are eligible. In Greater Manchester patients will be asked some additional questions to help provide the most appropriate transport to meet their needs.

First appointment: To book transport the patient needs to contact their local transport booking centre as below.

When you telephone the patient will need: their NHS number, information about their mobility, whether or not they need accompanying and any other requirements.

Follow up appointments: If patients require subsequent bookings it is normally the clinic that arranges this

Contact Centres:

Salford & Stockport

  • Hours: Mon – Fri 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tel:0800 092 4020
  • Tel: 0161 947 0770

Tameside & Glossop

  • Hours: Mon – Fri 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tel: 0161 335 2700


  • Hours: Mon – Fri 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tel: 0800 092 4020
  • Tel: 0161 947 0770