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Welcome to Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

We run Stepping Hill Hospital, and other specialist centres, as well as community health services for Stockport.

You can find telephone details of wards,  our services and view our main hospitals and community centres.

Our stroke services have been officially ranked as the best in England – and urology and orthopaedic  services at Stepping Hill Hospital are highly-rated nationally.

You can read our  Stockport NHS Foundation Trust - Strategy - 2020-25  for our plans over the next five years. Read our Stockport NHS Foundation Trust corporate brochure 2019-20  for an overview of our organisation.   You can also explore a selection of our services by viewing our virtual tours.

We are no ordinary trust. We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers. We are an integrated provider of acute hospital and community services to the people of Stockport, as well serving the populations of East Cheshire and the High Peak in North Derbyshire.

We offer a number of specialist services and play a key partnership role with Greater Manchester, Stockport and East Cheshire. With an annual budget of around £300 million we provide healthcare for residents in Stockport, East Cheshire and North Derbyshire as well as patients we treat from other boroughs in Greater Manchester who choose our services.

Stepping Hill Hospital first opened in 1905 and was a military hospital during the first World War. We now employ over 5,000 staff and were one of the first NHS trusts in the country to achieve foundation trust status in 2004.

We are a specialist `hub` centre for emergency and high risk general surgery, one of only four in Greater Manchester and covering the South East sector of our region.

Overall responsibility for delivering services rests with the Board of Directors. We are fully committed to being transparent and implementing the principles of Being Open and Honest.

As a Foundation Trust we also have a Board of Governors who are the voice of the local community, the majority of whom are elected from our public membership

Our Hospitals

  • Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport
  • Devonshire Centre for Neuro-rehabilitation, Stockport
  • The Bluebell Transfer to Assess Unit, Stockport

Health centres/clinics (community health services)

  • 24 community locations across Stockport
  • Also provide community health services in people’s homes
  • Get closer to our community health centres and clinics, view our virtual tours 

Key Facts & Figures

  • 5,000 staff - second largest employer in Stockport after Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 
  • 160 consultants and around 1,500 nurses (hospital and district nurses in community)
  • Around £300 million income
  • Stepping Hill Hospital sees around 500,000 patients per year
  • On average, around 40% of patients in our hospital are aged 80 years and over (50% aged 75 or over)

Latest  Plans

How we fit into the NHS

Our services are commissioned by the local clinical commissioning groups, mainly Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group. We are regulated by NHS Improvement. Our work is part of Greater Manchester health and social care devolution.

Partnerships

  • South East Sector partnership - As the ‘specialist’ hospital site for emergency medicine and abdominal surgery in the South East sector of Greater Manchester, we are working towards a single service model service with Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and in partnership with East Cheshire NHS Trust
  • Greater Manchester Devolution – we are part of the devolution work to have control of £6 billion NHS budget . This represents a quarter of Greater Manchester public spending and is a national first.

We also work in collaboration with a number of other organisations including:

Our values

We care

about

  • Each other
  • Our patients and their families
  • The communities we serve
  • The environment

We support them and deliver on our promises

We respect

  • Each other
  • Our patients and their families
  • Our partners

We are kind and helpful, and we expect the same in return

We listen

to

  • Each other
  • Our patients and their families
  • Our partners


We act and learn from what we hear.

Awards

We have won a number of awards recognising the quality of our services in recent years. A selection of these awards is listed here.

History

  • Stepping Hill Hospital first opened in 1905
  • Stepping Hill was a military hospital during the first World War.  Find out more through the recently discovered nurses book from that time, which recorded the thoughts of the soldiers recovering at the hospital
  • Stockport NHS Trust formed in April 2000, following merger of Stockport Acute Services and Stockport Healthcare NHS Trust
  • We became a foundation trust in 2004 - one of the first ten foundation trusts in UK

Commitment to openness and equality & diversity

Accessing my records - guidance on accessing information about your personal treatment and care

Equality and Diversity- information about general equality duties

We are committed with our partners to supporting carers in Stockport with the Stockport Carers Charter; please see the Charter below.

 Stockport Carers Charter 

Our Board of Directors Register of Interests is below.

 Board of Directors Register of Interests  

 

Patient Access Policy

This policy document sets out how we manage elective care against national targets and maximum waiting times, supporting patient choice under the NHS Constitution. It’s available to download and view here  Patient  Trust Access Policy 

Information for overseas/chargeable patients can be found here.

 

Conflict of Interest Policy

Stepping Hill NHS Foundation Trust works in partnership with other organisations in the delivery of high, safe and quality care for our patients.

These partnerships provide many benefits and ensure that public money is spent efficiently and wisely, but there is a risk that conflicts of interest may arise.

The Trust is committed to providing full transparency and has a comprehensive Conflicts of Interest Policy  Conflicts Of Interest Policy 2019 

All staff are required to declare any interests which may cause conflict in work, together with any gifts and hospitality received during the course of their work. In particular the Trust asks that senior employees whose role encompasses purchasing decisions, making an annual declaration of interest. This includes providing a NIL Return where they have nothing to declare. The public register can be viewed here: https://stockportfht.mydeclarations.co.uk

 

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