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Welcome to Stepping Hill Hospital

Visitors are always welcome, but please respect our Visiting Times.

A guide to visiting hospital

  • Please do not visit if you are suffering from a cold, flu, diarrhoea or vomiting, or any other infectious symptoms.
  • Please disinfect your hands before entering patient areas - using our hand gels dispensers which are outside the ward entrances - and do not sit on the patient’s bed.
  • It is not advisable to bring babies and young children into ward areas as they are more susceptible to contracting infection.
  • Food items which require refrigeration must be brought to the attention of the nurse in charge of the ward, as strict guidelines are in force regarding this practice.
  • Cleanliness issues - please report any concerns to the nurse in charge.
  • Flowers - each patient is permitted one vase of flowers or pot plant only, due to issues relating to infection control and emergency procedures.
  • Visitors are reminded they should not photograph or film patients without their permission
  • We support the `dressed is best` initiative, to help our patients get dressed and get moving, which aims to speed-up patients’ recovery and reduce the length of time people need to spend in hospital.  You can find out more here.

No Smoking

  • There is a strict no smoking policy on all our sites.

Site map

A hospital site map can be found here Hospital site map.

Infopoint freephone telephone kiosks

Infopoint units are auto-dialling telephone kiosks which allow the user to make free calls for a taxi, travel information, general health advice, stop smoking service and dental information service.

These are situated at our main hospital entrance (Oak House) and in our emergency (A&E) department.



Hot and cold meals, snacks, sandwiches and drinks

Opening Times - Week Days

8:00am to 3:30pm

Hot Breakfast - 8:00am to 10:30am

Hot Lunch - 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Opening Times - Saturday / Sunday

 8:00am to 2:30pm

Hot Breakfast - 8:00am to 10:30am

Hot Lunch - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Costa at Oak House /Take 5 cafe

Hot and cold sandwiches, snacks and drinks
The cafe is in our main entrance, Oak House.
Opening hours, Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5pm


Take 5 shop

Hot and cold drinks, snacks, confectionery, newspapers and magazines
The shop is next to our main entrance
Monday – Friday: 8.30am - 7.30pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9am - 5pm

High Peak View cafe and shop / Costa at Maternity (women/maternity unit main entrance)

Hot and cold drinks and snacks, confectionery, newspapers, gifts and magazines
Monday – Friday: 9am - 4pm (closed Saturday and Sunday) Breaking: A new Pasta Bar has now opened in the Maternity cafe area too.

Pharmacy Shop (near Poplar Grove entrance)

The Pharmacy Shop is an onsite pharmacy and shop for outpatients and visitors. For more information see the Pharmacy Shop website.  


Public toilets, including toilets for the disabled, are located in all outpatient departments. Baby changing facilities are available in Outpatients A. Please ask a member of staff if help is required.

Free Wi-fi

We offer a free Wi-fi service to patients and visitors to Stepping Hill Hospital. No usernames or passwords are required to connect, just check your smartphone wifi is enabled and select O2 Wifi from the network list. Next open your browser and follow the simple instructions. Your welcome page will then appear, and now you`re connected.

Our free Wi-fi service is available at the following areas of Stepping Hill Hospital:

  • Bobby Moore Unit
  • Day Case Unit
  • Main restaurant
  • Maternity Ground Floor (Reception Area)
  • Oak House, Ground Floor
  • Outpatients A
  • Outpatients B
  • Take 5 Cafe 
  • Devonshire Centre (Dialstone Lane, Stockport)


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