Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North West; Greater Manchester; Greater Manchester South
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.1 - Hospital activities

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 July 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Stepping Hill hospital in Stockport, Greater Manchester, has announced that it is to cut 350 full-time positions from its workforce. The cuts involve closure of a surgical ward as well as eight trauma and orthopaedic beds. The cuts are being made in response to budget deficits with the hospital reportedly losing £75 (around €88) per minute. Other measures to balance the budget include the sale of part of the site and the introduction of car parking charges. The hospital said that it hoped that some of the cuts could be achieved through voluntary redundancy and by not replacing existing staff. The timeframe for the job losses has not been reported.


  • 28 July 2016: BBC Website


Eurofound (2016), Stepping Hill Hospital, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 88332, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88332.