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Welcome to East Cheshire NHS Trust


Visiting Restrictions - updated 31st December 2021

To protect our patients and staff, we have unfortunately made the difficult decision to restrict visiting at the trust from 31st December 2021 until further notice.  This is to reduce the spread of infection following the new Omicron variant. 

A range of exceptions to the visiting policy are in place which allow the following (immediate family members or carers only):  

  • Visiting a patient receiving end-of-life care in hospital  
  • Visiting is also permitted if you are supporting someone with a mental health issue such as dementia, a learning disability or autism where not being present would cause the patient to be distressed. 

To book your visit please contact the ward.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused for family members outside of the above criteria who have already made visiting arrangements. Staff will be contacting you directly to advise you of the new measures.  

These restrictions will be under regular review and updated to reflect any changes in the guidance.

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme – What You Need to Know

Go to for the latest information about coronavirus and access an online service that can tell you if you need medical help. 

Face masks

We want you to feel safe when you attend any of our hospital or community sites. Anyone visiting one of our hospitals, clinics or community facilities must wear a face mask. This is to help protect patients, staff and visitors and to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Please be advised that cotton face coverings must not be worn when entering clinical areas. Please could all staff, visitors and contractors wear the surgical masks provided on entering clinical and treatment areas unless exempt. Thank you for your cooperation.


Care in the community

Our community teams provide patients with care at home and at community hubs enabling them to receive the right care at the right time by the right professionals.

Our hospitals

Macclesfield District General Hospital

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Congleton War Memorial Hospital

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Knutsford and District Community Hospital

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Send your loved one a message

If you have a loved one in any of our wards and you would like to send them a message please click here (please be advised messages may not be delivered everyday due to staffing shortages).

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Clinical courses

East Cheshire NHS Trust's Learning and Development Team is a leading provider of clinical training.  To find out more about our courses click here


Pathway to Excellence

The pathway to excellence is an exciting programme which is recognised globally to enable nursing excellence. More information to follow.

Our Trust

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.

With the support of NHS England and NHS Improvement we are now offering video consultations to some of our patients. This forms part of our response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The decision to offer this type of appointment will be made by a medical professional depending on your individual care needs.

Video consultations are easy to use and are often more convenient – saving you time and money. NHS Attend Anywhere is a secure web-based platform for patients with pre-arranged video consultation appointments.

Click here to find out more

Our aim is to provide as much care out of hospital as possible, designing and improving services that build on work already happening in community and practice settings.  Consultant-led outpatient services and therapy services are provided in a range of community settings across our local footprint.

The Care Community staff ensure your voice is heard, which keeps you in control when decisions are made about your health and wellbeing.

Visit our Care Communities site

At East Cheshire NHS Trust we are committed to providing the best quality integrated care to our patients. To achieve this aim we need highly motivated staff who are united by common values and behaviours.

We believe our workforce is our greatest asset and we actively support our staff to develop their capabilities to the full, with a variety of learning and development opportunities.


We support the healthcare professionals whose job it is to treat and care for the people in our community, from expectant mums and babies right through to our oldest residents.

Whether it’s providing equipment to improve diagnostics or funding the most up-to-date equipment, we’re here to support the finest quality healthcare and health awareness – and we’re doing it with your help.

Find out more about our charity