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Movember – what’s it all about?

by aldc on 5 November, 2016

Happy Movember – More than just a moustache! Today is the first day of Movember, when thousands of men across the nation will start growing some splendid facial hair. Moustaches are great but it’s important we remember what it’s all about too. Movember was created to help men live longer healthier lives by drawing attention […]

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NHS funding crisis

by aldc on 5 November, 2016

Lib Dem Councillor Lisa Smart has accused the Government of “Half truths and less than half the cash,” after it emerged that the Government is giving less than half of the £10 billion it pledged before last year’s General Election. Parliament’s own Health Committee has written to the Conservative chancellor to say claiming the Government is […]

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As well as ward closure and increase in staff parking charges, the hospital has announced the following.   Car Parking Fees Car parking charges are as follows: Up to 2 hours: £2.50 2-4 hours: £4.00 More than 4 hours: £6.00 Please note the revised car parking rates as of 1st September 2016 are: Up to […]

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Stockport Liberal Democrats have reacted with shock and anger at news that Stepping Hill Hospital is to slash hundreds of jobs and close a whole ward in an attempt to balance the books. Stepping Hill hospital has admitted it has a deficit of over £40 million and every minute of every day it is losing […]

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Health survey from Greater Manchester

by Geoff Abell on 16 February, 2016

Lord Peter Smith announces the launch of the Taking Charge Together campaign for improving health and social services across Greater Manchester. We’re asking many thousands of people across Greater Manchester to share their thoughts on what helps and stops them living  a healthier life, as we prepare to take charge of the £6 billion health […]

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Marple Bridge GP surgery the best

by Geoff Abell on 26 January, 2016

Patients voted the Marple Bridge GP practice as the best in the region.   According to the MEN this week, 850,000 responded to the nationwide patient survey. Astonishingly, 100 per cent of patients at Marple Bridge said they were happy their doctor listened to them when they explained what was wrong.  And 98.9 per cent […]

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Stockport NHS Trust – we need your help!

by Malcolm Allan on 17 January, 2016

The Care Quality Commission* is carrying out a routine inspection of the services at Stepping Hill and at other Trust locations in Stockport from 19-22 January.  The last inspection was in 2013. As part of this inspection the Commission is seeking feedback from users of the services. This can be given via a link which […]

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Out of hours GP service has moved

by Geoff Abell on 25 November, 2015

    As from late Oct, the Mastercall premises have moved from the A6 near Longshut Lane to new, larger premises with better parking behind Stepping Hill Hospital on Pepper Road.  (Click on the map to see more clearly.) Any queries?  Then please ring them on 0161 476 0400. Directions from Hazel Grove/A6 §§ Turn […]

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