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Stockport NHS Foundation Trust serves the community as a healthcare provider and is one of its largest employers. They are an integrated provider of acute hospital and community services in Stockport, as well as in East Cheshire and the High Peak in North Derbyshire. 


Stockport NHS Foundation Trust provides a variety of specialised services and collaborates closely with Greater Manchester, Stockport, and East Cheshire. With an annual budget of around £300 million, the Trust provides healthcare for residents of Stockport, East Cheshire, and North Derbyshire, as well as patients from other Greater Manchester boroughs who choose our services.

Hospitals working under the Trust:

  • 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)

  • A budget of around £360m

  • 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)

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The majority of the city is built on a low range of hills that runs parallel to the coast. It is approximately 80 metres above sea level on average. Sunderland is divided by the River Wear, which runs through the heart of the city in a deeply incised valley known as the Hylton gorge. Several smaller bodies of water run through the suburbs, including the Hendon Burn and the Barnes Burn. The Queen Alexandra Bridge at Pallion, the Wearmouth Bridge just north of the city centre, and, most recently, the Northern Spire Bridge between Castletown and Pallion connect the city's north and south sides. The Hylton Viaduct, located west of the city, carries the A19 dual-carriageway over the Wear (see map below). The majority of Sunderland's suburbs are located west of the city centre, with 70% of the population living on the south side of the river and 30% on the north side. The city's boundaries include the seafronts of Hendon and Ryhope in the south and Seaburn in the north.


Stockport has 14 secondary schools consisting of:

  • 5 maintained schools - Bramhall High School, Marple Hall School, Priestnall School, Stockport School and Werneth School

  • 6 academy schools - Cheadle Hulme High School, Hazel Grove High School, Laurus Cheadle Hulme, Reddish Vale High School, Stockport Academy and The Kingsway School

  • 3 voluntary aided schools - Harrytown Catholic High School, St Anne’s Roman Catholic High School and St James Catholic High School

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Bus: Stockport is well served by public transportation, which is provided by private bus companies and managed by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).

Train: Birmingham and London to the south and south east are just one or two hours away by train respectively. Manchester Airport, too, is within easy reach by either bus or train.


Stockport has a surprising number of interesting places to visit, including some cutting-edge museums and historic structures. 


  • The Grade 1 listed St. Mary's Church, located in the market place, dates from the nineteenth century. 

  • The Stockport Dungeon & Court Leet, a restored former courthouse and dungeon, is nearby. 

  • Staircase House, a 15th-century townhouse with a Jacobean cage-newel staircase, and the Stockport Air Raid Shelters, used during German bombing raids during World War II, are both nearby.

  • Another architectural gem is Stockport Town Hall. It was built in 1908 and is known for its striking baroque facade of white Portland Stone, earning it the nickname "Wedding Cake Town Hall." Indeed, matrimonial functions, rather than administrative functions, are now its primary raison d'être.

  • The local brewery is Robinson's which has been going strong since the mid-18th century. Drop in to the Robinson's Visitor Centre near the market for a tour and tastings.

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Why should you choose STOCKPORT
NHS FOUndation TrUST?

  • Rotational nursing packages – working in different areas and departments, finding out which suits you the best

  • Family friendly contracts – working to fit around your own needs

  • Career development framework – opportunities to progress in your career

  • Mentoring and coaching – giving you the support you need for your role

  • Staff awards and long service recognition – acknowledging the great work you do

  • Additional annual leave – opportunity to buy additional leave

  • A health and wellbeing programme – helping to keep you healthy and happy

  • Employee Discount - Working for the NHS entitles you to a variety of discounts on the high street and online. When you join the team, we'll send you information on how to sign up and save money.


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