Persistent Pain Information

Persistent Painback pain

Persistent pain lasting longer than three months, is estimated to affect one in eight people which equates to approximately 27,500 people in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale.  Sometimes the underlying cause for persistent pain is unknown and in other cases, the cause of the pain is identifiable. Common examples include back and joint pain, headaches, abdominal pain, pelvic pain and nerve pain.

The current pain management service is provided by Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (PAHT) from Rochdale Infirmary. This service will continue to see existing patients until April 2017, at which point all existing patients will be gradually transitioned into the new service at a community venue that is convenient to them.

More information about the service is available at

Patients who have any queries can contact the Patient Services Team on: 0161 212 6270 (9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays)

By email: (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)

By post: St James's House, Pendleton Way, Salford M6 5FW

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