The Trust

Welcome to East Cheshire NHS Trust

Our mission is to work in partnership to provide high-quality, affordable integrated services.

We provide safe, effective and personal care to our patients. We are a community and acute trust serving a large population  and our vision is to ensure our patients receive the best care in the right place. We have over 2,500 staff who work across our community settings and our three hospital sites. A map of the area we serve can be found here

We hope that this site provides you with all the information you require to make an informed decision about your healthcare. You can read more about the trust through our annual reports here

Please contact us if you require further information.

About the trust

East Cheshire NHS Trust operates a range of community health services and operates three hospitals at Macclesfield, Knutsford and Congleton. Macclesfield District General Hospital was purpose-built in the early 1980s, replacing a much older traditional infirmary.

View of the hospital

1924 saw the birth of Congleton War Memorial Hospital, paid for by public subscription after years of fundraising by local people as a memorial to those who died in the first world war. Knutsford Community Hospital opened its doors in 1996 from refurbished, older buildings.

Since 1 April 2011 East Cheshire NHS Trust has been an integrated community and acute trust providing healthcare across central and eastern Cheshire and surrounding areas, in hospital, at home and in community settings. 

By bringing acute hospital services and community services more closely together our aim is to ensure that patients receive the best care in the right place.

The trust provides a comprehensive range of acute and community-based services, including A&E emergency care and emergency surgery; elective surgery in many specialties; maternity and cancer services. Our community health services include; district nursing, health visiting, intermediate care, occupational and physiotherapy, community dental services, speech and language therapy and palliative care. We also provide a number of hospital services in partnership with other local trusts and private providers, including pathology, urology and renal dialysis services.

Inpatient services are provided from two hospital sites – Macclesfield District General Hospital (main site) and Congleton War Memorial Hospital. Outpatient services are provided in Macclesfield District General Hospital and community bases in Congleton, Handforth, Knutsford, Wilmslow and Poynton.

East Cheshire NHS Trust has a strict no smoking policy, and smoking is not allowed anywhere on the trust site. 

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