Andrew Gwynne MP met with both surgical staff and younger patients when he paid a visit to Stepping Hill Hospital.
The MP for Denton and Reddish took time to speak to staff and children at the Tree House children’s unit, which treats over 6000 young patients each year.
Mr Gwynne also took a look with theatre staff at the hospital’s state-of-the-art surgical robot, which operates on patients with kidney, bladder and prostate cancer.
The robot, installed in the hospital last year, uses keyhole rather than major surgery, which means less blood loss, pain and discomfort, and a lower risk of infection for patients.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“It was great to see a typical working day at Stepping Hill Hospital. The staff are doing such a fantastic job.
“It was also good to see the surgical robot in action, which is delivering the most advanced treatment to local people.”