Stepping Hill Hospital

0161 483 1010 Poplar Grove, Hazel Grove , Stockport, Cheshire, SK2 7JE

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 296 ratings for this hospital


  • Safe for bowel cancer treatment


Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport

Stepping Hill Hospital provides services for people from across Stockport and the High Peak.

Our urologymaternityorthopaedic and stroke services at Stepping Hill Hospital are highly-rated nationally. We run one of the largest orthopaedic services in the country and a specialist stroke centre serving the south of Manchester. 

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Stepping Hill Hospital

Tel: 0161 483 1010   Fax: 0161 419 4679

Address: Poplar Grove, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Cheshire, SK2 7JE



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Safe for bowel cancer treatment

Stepping Hill Hospital consultant Ed Clark

Recent statistics confirm that Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport is delivering some of the most successful and safest bowel cancer treatment in the country.

The National Bowel Cancer Audit, which is published nationally, shows high survival rates for bowel cancer patients who undergo surgery and treatment at Stepping Hill Hospital.

The 90 day mortality figures for patients treated by Stepping Hill is 1.9%, well below the national average of 3.6%, and among the top ratings in the country. The two year mortality figure is 13.8%; again much lower than the national average and the lowest rating in the north west.

The audit follows a NHS England report, in October 2016, which ranked Stockport as the 7th best area in England for cancer treatment in terms of prompt diagnosis and treatment, one-year survival rates and the overall patient experience. It also follows 100% satisfaction rates for the hospital’s cancer outpatient services in the Friends and Family Test.

Despite moves to increase the early diagnosis of bowel cancer about 30% of patients have to have treatment as an emergency. The recent National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) audit looking at emergency surgery showed that Stepping Hill was in the top 10 for safety in the country and second only to Bristol University for large units.

Bowel cancer is the most common cancer in non-smokers and second most common cause of death from cancer. Over 40,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year, that’s around 110 people every day. 

Stepping Hill treats around 200 bowel cancer patients each year, with cases being similar to other hospitals in terms of complexity and risk. It has a specialist bowel cancer team which includes surgeons, oncologists, cancer nurses and stoma therapists, as well as state-of–the-art critical care facilities. This ensures each patient has the highest quality advice, support and care throughout their time with the hospital.

Ed Clark, a consultant surgeon at Stepping Hill Hospital, who specialises in bowel cancer, said, “Surgery is the main curative treatment for bowel cancer and we are delighted that this independent audit confirms the high quality and safety of our care.

“The whole team is constantly striving to improve our care and results as well as staying up to date with the latest technology. Over the last few years we were the first in Manchester to introduce new techniques for both advanced and early rectal cancer.

For patients to know how safe it is for them to come to this hospital is a huge message and it's a great tribute to the team here. Our results are constantly improving thanks to the multi-disciplinary team work and improved post-operative care. Having cancer surgery is always a stressful experience, but patients at Stepping Hill can be assured that they are in the very best hands.”


Last updated on 27 January 2017.

Quality of service at Stepping Hill Hospital

This hospital is managed by Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

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% of registered nurse day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

93% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of Unregistered care staff day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

103% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of registered nurse night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

95% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of Unregistered care staff night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

120% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

Friends and Family Test: Inpatient

96%Patients recommend this hospital. 1766 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

89%Patients recommend this hospital. 1044 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

0.91%Patients recommend this hospital. 403 responses.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

92%Patients recommend this hospital. 465 responses.

Some services at this hospital are provided by other trusts. See the full list of departments for more information.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Appalling wait for treatment

My husband visited on Friday 16th June with incredible pain, he was referred to SAU at stepping hill, he was assessed as having a kidney ...

21 June 2017

The care from start to finish was first class

I was a day case patient under the care of Mr Kapoor who performed a procedure on my cervical spine. The care from start to finish was fi...

19 June 2017

Out Patient clinic - Excellent service

I was referred by my GP for out-patient investigations. It's the first time I have accessed Stepping Hill Hospital and I was surprised a...

13 June 2017

My family tell me that my care was excellent

My wife took me to A&E with breathing difficulties and a fast heart rate. I was soon in ICU, where I stayed for 16 days, then a coupl...

10 June 2017

Continually excellent and thoughtful

I have attended Stepping Hill on a number of occasions over the past few years... mainly for my children.. Latterly an issue for myself. ...

10 June 2017

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Last updated on 27 January 2017.

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