Withington Community Hospital University Hospital of South Manchester Nell Lane, Withington Manchester M20 2LR
Withington Community Hospital is located in West Didsbury, South Manchester. We provide specialist care to those patients requiring diagnostic treatment, day surgery and community services via the main hospital, Buccleuch Lodge and Dermott Murphy Centre.
The original hospital was once the largest teaching hospital in Europe due to its affiliation with The University of Manchester. Following a decision in the late 1980s to have only one hospital serving South Manchester, many services were transferred to Wythenshawe Hospital and the old hospital was demolished and rebuilt as a treatment and diagnostic centre.
The new hospital on the current site was officially opened by Princess Anne in September 2005. It became part of UHSM in 2013 as part of the Transforming Community Services Programme, a government initiative to secure greater effectiveness and efficiencies in community services.
We currently have approximately 350 full time staff and see around 155,000 patients in our clinics and departments every year. Our main specialisms include Dermatology, Urology, Audiology, ENT and Therapies. We also host services from other NHS hospitals and partners. We have one theatre and a large Outpatients Department.
UHSM is currently reviewing its operations at Withington Community Hospital with the aim of enhancing the services we provide to the communities we serve.