Altrincham Hospital to mark first anniversary with community open day

By David Prior at

Altrincham Hospital is to open its doors to the local community to mark its first anniversary.

The Railway Street hospital will be opening on Saturday 23rd April between 10am and 3pm.

The open day will be an opportunity for people to take a look around the community hospital’s facilities and find out more about the wide range of general and specialist health services on offer to local people.

Guided tours will be available throughout the open day and there will be refreshments.

The £17m purpose-built hospital opened last April to replace the outdated facilities based in the old Victorian hospital on Market Street.

Altrincham Hospital on Railway Street

Altrincham Hospital on Railway Street

All services from the previous hospital transferred to the new development, including the nurse-led minor injuries unit for the assessment of minor conditions including fractures, burns and wounds where emergency nurse practitioners see 50-60 patients a day

The hospital provides a wide range of general and specialist outpatient clinics, diagnostic services (X-ray and ultrasound), physiotherapy and phlebotomy (blood testing) for more than 24,000 patients every year. Other services include a new renal dialysis unit, adult ophthalmology (eye) services provided by experts from Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, and expanded adult and paediatric audiology (hearing) clinics where more than 5,000 patients are currently treated.

“We are very proud of the services we provide at Altrincham Hospital,” said Mary Burney, director of Trafford Hospitals. “We hope that people will take this opportunity to come along and have a look around our state of-the-art facilities and speak to our staff about our services.”

Inside the hospital: