Congleton War Memorial 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.

Congleton Team


Congleton War Memorial Hospital is a relatively small hospital, but with many facilities and services.

As well as providing a wide range of local healthcare outpatient services to the residents of Congleton and surrounding areas, it has a specialist inpatient intermediate care unit - the 28-bedded Aston Unit. This helps people who no longer need the more acute wards of Macclesfield District General Hospital and can recover in a homely and relaxed environment.

This can be an important step on the pathway home or to longer term care and is available for anyone in the eastern part of Cheshire, as well as to the residents of Congleton. A stay at Congleton War Memorial Hospital can also provide an ideal opportunity to confirm future needs on leaving hospital and for the necessary arrangements to be made. The hospital has a very ‘family’ feel about it. 

Visiting hours

From 18th March 2020
Please be aware that in line with national guidance related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), further restricted visiting hours and visitor numbers have been introduced with immediate effect. This is to reduce footfall and minimise the risk of transmission, which is good practice at this time.

Visiting on all wards is now restricted to one hour between 2pm and 3pm and limited to one visitor per bed. Visiting is not permitted by the over 70s or children under 12. In exceptional circumstances variations may be possible but only with the express agreement of the senior nurse in charge of the ward/department.

These important measures will help ensure the safety of patients and visitors and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support.

Further information about the national restrictions can be found here. General information about coronavirus is available via the NHS website - and

Minor injuries unit

The hospital also has a minor injuries unit, opening times for which can be found by clicking here.

Blood tests clinics available 8.30 am until 11.15 am Monday to Friday. However please telephone number below to confirm times, as clinics are sometimes subject to change.

Contact details

Congleton War Memorial Hospital's main reception desk can be contacted via 01260 294800. The Aston Unit's telephone number is 01260 294838

The full address for Congleton War Memorial Hospital is: Congleton War Memorial Hospital, Canal Road, Congleton, Cheshire, postcode CW12 3AR

Congleton War Memorial Hospital restaurant

A restaurant is located at the War Memorial and is open to all staff, patients and visitors to the hospital. The restaurant offers high quality hot and cold food, sandwiches, cakes, refreshments with daily menu changes. Opening times are from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Sunday.

Additional Information

The nurse practitioners at Congleton War Memorial's Minor Injuries Unit are able to see a wide range of minor injuries including limb injuries, animal bites, minor burns and minor head injuries. They can also manage wounds, undertake dressing changes and remove sutures. 

Please note that they can not help with minor illneses (as a GP would), are not able to see children under five years old and cannot help with eye problems.

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