Tatton Ward

Following a 14 week public consultation East Cheshire NHS Trust Board has confirmed it will not be reopening the Tatton Ward at Knutsford District and Community Hospital – which has been non-operational since September 2010 – though community and outpatient services in the town will remain unaffected.

To read the full Tatton Ward statement please click here.

The Public Consultation on the Tatton Ward is now closed. Thank you to everyone who responded to the consultation.

The final Questions and Answers are now available online.

Improving your healthcare

East Cheshire NHS Trust provides services in hospital and in the community in patients’ homes in Knutsford, east Cheshire and surrounding areas. Our purpose is to ensure that we deliver those services in the place that best meets a patients’ needs and can provide the best outcomes for all.

Care at the Trust is provided in partnership with primary (your GP) and social care to deliver our services. We are committed to ensuring that our patients’ experience at the Trust is as good as it can possibly be.

Have your say

To continue to improve patient care we have to make decisions based on the needs of the majority of our patients. Tatton Ward at Knutsford District and Community Hospital is no longer able to meet our patients’ needs due to:

  • Old accommodation in need of modernisation
  • Reduced access to therapies and
  • Limited access to medical care.

We made the decision in September 2010 to temporarily close this facility due to these reasons. We are now proposing the permanent closure of this ward and the transfer of the service to Ward 10 at Macclesfield District General Hospital.

Please view our full consultation document

We welcome your views - the Tatton Ward public consultation is now closed, thank you for your feedback

Public consultation drop in events

Date Time Venue
Saturday 24 November 2012 11.00am - 1.00pm Knutsford District and Community Hospital 
Thursday 6 December 2012 6.30 - 7.30pm Macclesfield District General Hospital Education and Training Centre, Lecture Theatre


Monday 21 January 2013 11.00am - 1.00pm St Johns Church Hall, Knutsford
Monday 28 January 2013 11.00am - 1.00pm  The AP Club, Holmes Chapel
Wednesday 6 February 2013 11.00am - 1.00pm  Wilmslow Leisure Centre
Monday 4 February 2013 7.00pm- 8.00pm  Change of venue from St John's Church Hall, Knutsford to Knutsford District and Community Hospital

Further opportunities to comment on our consultation will be provided during existing public events at the Trust. For a full list of these events please see our calendar of events. 

Contact us

Email us: ecn-tr.Tatton@nhs.net

Phone: Call us on freephone 0800 1954194

Please contact us if you would like to receive this document in other languages or formats - including easy read and audio. Call us on 0800195419

Questions and Answers


The Public Consultation on the Tatton Ward is now closed. Thank you to everyone who responded to the consultation. The Trust has received some recent questions which we wish to respond to. The answers to all outstanding questions will be online by the end of the week.

View Tatton Ward Questions and Answers 19 March 2013

View Tatton Ward Questions and Answers 13 January 2013

View Tatton Ward Questions and Answers -- 14 December 2012 (PDF)

View Overview of Intermediate Care (PDF)

Foundation Trust

East Cheshire NHS Trust is seeking to become a Foundation Trust during 2013.  

This is an exciting time for East Cheshire NHS Trust. Becoming a NHS Foundation Trust will enable us to build on our strong track record of clinical excellence whilst developing much closer links with the people who matter most – the public in local communities and our staff. 

Being a Foundation Trust will also enable us to further invest in and develop our services, so that we are able to provide the best care, treatment and facilities to our local population and to those beyond our geographical boundaries who may use our services now and in the future. 

For more information and to become a member please visit our Foundation Trust page.