Stepping Hill Hospital

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Stepping Hill Hospital
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
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Hospital viewed from the railway bridge on Bramhall Moor Lane
Stepping Hill Hospital is located in Greater Manchester
Stepping Hill Hospital
Shown in Greater Manchester
LocationStockport, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates53°23′02″N 2°07′55″W / 53.383901°N 2.131836°W / 53.383901; -2.131836Coordinates: 53°23′02″N 2°07′55″W / 53.383901°N 2.131836°W / 53.383901; -2.131836
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typeDistrict General Hospital
Emergency departmentLevel 1 Trauma Center
ListsHospitals in England

Stepping Hill Hospital is a hospital in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. It is managed by Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.


The hospital in 1908, a few years after opening

The facility was first established on Stepping Hill as the Stepping Hill Poor Law Hospital in December 1905.[1][2] The facility became a military hospital during the First World War[3] and joined the National Health Service as the Stepping Hill Municipal Hospital in 1948.[1]

In an incident which began in July 2011, 3 patients were found to have been unlawfully killed by poisoning at the hospital.[4] The United Kingdom's first prostate cancer operation using a hand-held robot was undertaken at the hospital in March 2012.[5]

The Duchess of Gloucester officially opened a new medical and surgical centre built at a cost of £20 million in October 2017.[6]

Notable births[edit]

Claire Foy, the Golden Globe Award winning actress and star of Netflix series The Crown and the BBC miniseries Wolf Hall, was born at the hospital in 1984[7] and England under-21 footballer Tom Ince was born at the hospital in 1992.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport". National Archives. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Stockport". Workhouses. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Soldiers in Stepping Hill Hospital". Diverse Narratives. 27 July 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Stepping Hill nurse Victorino Chua jailed for life". BBC News. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Stepping Hill surgeons use robot in prostate operation - BBC News". 23 March 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  6. ^ "The Duchess of Gloucester visits Stepping Hill Hospital". Royal.UK. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Stockport-born actress is the star of lavish new royal drama". Manchester Evening News. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Tom Ince: 'Dad says I must leave Blackpool to reach top'". The Independent. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2018.