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 Road
Location Stockport, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type District General Hospital
Emergency department Level 1 Trauma Center
Beds 778
Founded 1905 – opens with 340 patient beds
Lists Hospitals in England

Stepping Hill Hospital is a hospital in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England.

The Hospital is Stockport NHS Foundation Trust's main hospital. It looks after a population of approximately 350,000 people and is south of Stockport town centre. The Trust also provides services from the Meadows (continuity/complex health care needs and palliative care), the Devonshire Centre for Neuro-rehabilitation and Swanbourne Gardens specialist unit for children with learning disability (all located in Stockport) and the Corbar Maternity Unit based 18 miles away in Buxton.

Urology, maternity, orthopaedic and stroke services at Stepping Hill Hospital are highly rated nationally. The Trust runs one of the largest orthopaedic services in the country and a specialist stroke centre serving the south of Greater Manchester. Overall responsibility for delivering services rests with the Board of Directors who are accountable for operational performance as well as the definition and implementation of strategy and policy. As a Foundation Trust there is also a Board of Governors who are the voice of the local community, the majority of whom are elected from public membership.


  • Stepping Hill Hospital first opened in 1905.[1]
  • Stockport NHS Trust formed in April 2000, following the merger of Stockport Acute Services and Stockport Healthcare NHS Trust.
  • The Trust was the first in the country to achieve Clinical Pathology Accreditation for their point of care testing in December 2011.
  • The UK’s first prostate cancer operation using a hand-held robot was undertaken at Stepping Hill Hospital in March 2012.[2]
The hospital in 1908, a few years after opening.

Notable births[edit]

England under-21 footballer Tom Ince was born at Stepping Hill.[3]

Claire Foy, Golden Globe Award winning actress and star of Netflix series The Crown and BBC miniseries Wolf Hall was born at Stepping Hill. [4]

See also[edit]


Coordinates: 53°23′02″N 2°07′55″W / 53.383901°N 2.131836°W / 53.383901; -2.131836