Rochdale Ophthalmology CATS
Rochdale Ophthalmology CATS

Welcome to Rochdale Ophthalmology Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (CATS)

We’re here to provide high quality, fast and convenient assessment and treatment services for you if you live in Rochdale and are experiencing eye-related problems.

Rochdale Ophthalmology CATS is commissioned by Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG and operated by Care UK, an independent company that provides services to NHS patients. We have an impressive track record in patient care and clinical success. Find out more.

What services do we offer at Rochdale Ophthamology CATS?

We are committed to high quality care, and our range of assessment and treatment services includes:

  • Glaucoma service
  • Pre-operative assessments
  • Cataract surgery
  • Post-operative cataract assessment
  • Oculoplastics
  • One Stop Minor Operation Service
  • Laser service for Glaucoma and Post Cataracts
  • Surgery for retinal diseases
  • Fast track macula degeneration service
  • Medical retina service
  • Urgent referrals accepted from GPs or optometrists
  • Domiciliary visits for existing glaucoma patients
  • Experienced NHS consultants & ophthalmic nurses

What are the average treatment and recovery time?

We aim to help patients see a consultant and have any diagnostics tetst during the same visit, where possible - helping you to feel better, faster.

Furthermore we aim to complete each episode of care within four to six weeks, potentially leading to shorter treatment and recovery times.

Where can you find us?

You can find us in the Croft Shifa Health Centre, Belfield Road, Rochdale and at the Phoenix Centre in Heywood.

We hope you find what you need on this site. If you have any questions, please give us a call.


What to do if the service you received has not met your expectations?

We aim to provide a caring, high quality service and are always pleased to receive your feedback, both positive and negative. However, we recognise that we don’t always get it right. If the service you received has not met your expectations then we would like to know why. Download the feedback guide and let us know your concern.

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Our news

Care UK scoop award for the NHS Equality and Diversity Partners Programme

Care UK scoop award for the NHS Equality and Diversity Partners Programme

May 9 2018

Care UK participated in the 2017-18 NHS Equality and Diversity Partners Programme, which it successfully completed following the final members day on 14 April in Leeds.

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Awards celebrate the cream of Care UK Healthcare

Awards celebrate the cream of Care UK Healthcare

March 26 2018

Awards which recognise excellence across the healthcare professional spectrum have celebrated the cream of Care UK Healthcare

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Contact lens story a prompt to check your eyes

Contact lens story a prompt to check your eyes

July 18 2017

When a woman from Birmingham visited hospital for a routine cataract operation, her surgeons were shocked to find 27 contact lenses in her eye which then had to be removed.

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Outstanding CQC rating for Rochdale eye care service

Outstanding CQC rating for Rochdale eye care service

May 8 2017

Rochdale NHS Ophthalmology Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (CATS) has been named as the first specialist ophthalmology service in the country to receive an ‘outstanding’ rating by the national standards watchdog, the Care Quality Commission.

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