Stockport NHS Foundation Trust have announced a bid today to develop a state-of-the-art hospital on a new site in Stockport’s town centre, which could radically transform health for local people.
The Stockport NHS Foundation will be making a bid to receive funding from a £3.7bn government program to build 40 new Hospitals around the country. The Hospitals are set to be built by 2030 and has already announce 32 new projects.
Stepping Hill Hospital has been serving the area since its opening in 1905. And its age is beginning to show.
Karen James, OBE, Chief Executive of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Stepping Hill Hospital is an ageing hospital that was not designed to deliver modern acute services and we are also facing a £95m maintenance bill. But even if we had the funds available to carry out all the work needed, it still would not provide the modern hospital environment patients and staff deserve.”
Public support of the new hospital will be crucial in deciding the possibility of the new hospital being built and with there being no room on the current site for a new building it will be crucial for the health of the area. For more information click here.