Andrew Gwynne, the Labour MP for Denton and Reddish, has welcomed the decision of the Stockport NHS Foundation Trust directors to press ahead with an ambitious £30.6m plan to fund a new emergency care and pathology campus on the Stepping Hill hospital site.
The new campus will help to transform emergency care in the borough of Stockport and surrounding catchment areas including Tameside, High Peak and Cheshire East. It will include an urgent care treatment centre, GP assessment unit, and planned investigation unit, as well as new facilities for the hospital’s pathology services.
The outline business case has now been submitted to NHS England/NHS Improvement, and subject to planning permission being granted, building work is scheduled to start on the campus next year and be complete in 2023.
Commenting, Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“This is fantastic news for Stockport and the surrounding areas. The borough’s four MPs have worked collaboratively and across party lines for some time to champion the case for Stepping Hill with Ministers, and the new Emergency Care Campus is a huge boot for the transformation of hospital services in Stockport.
“Stepping Hill’s hospital estate is old and disjointed and the new facilities will provide people with some of the best and modern facilities found elsewhere in Greater Manchester; it’s long overdue. It will also be a major boost to clinicians who want to deliver the best health outcomes for people here in Stockport and the surrounding areas”