Summary of Unit Care

Stepping Hill Hospital Neonatal Unit is a Local Neonatal Unit which works within the Greater Manchester Neonatal Network. We work very closely with the other Local Neonatal Units and Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Manchester to look after premature and poorly babies in Greater Manchester.

Some babies need to be transferred to another Neonatal Unit for further specialist care – if your baby needs to be transferred we will discuss this with you.

Parking & Public Transport Information

Buses to the hospital from Stockport are 192, 375, and 391. Hazel Grove and Great Moor train stations are within walking distance to the hospital.

Visiting Times

You are welcome to visit your baby at anytime.

Doctor’s rounds take place every day usually between 9.15 and 11.15  starting in the intensive care nursery.   However, these can sometimes last longer depending on the number of babies on the unit. You are very welcome to be with your baby during the Ward Round – the doctors will answer any questions you may have at this time or will arrange to meet you at another time if you cannot attend the Ward Round or a longer discussion is needed. The Nursing team will update you regularly also.

Other relatives and friends may visit your baby between 5pm – 7pm but you must be with them for security reasons.

Outside of visiting times you may want a significant other to be a support to you and your partner and that is ok however we restrict this to one person because of infection prevention and the safety of the babies on the neonatal unit.

Parent Facilities

There a number of different facilities for parents on the Neonatal Unit which we use flexibly depending on your and your baby’s/babies’ needs – Parent kitchen and Lounge, a 4 bedded bay (for mothers and babies) and 3 Parent Bedrooms

Parent support

We have a parent support group which is to start in the summer of 2017.

There is also a closed facebook page stockport neonatal.

Sibling Areas

There are a number of sibling areas throughout the unit

We have a parent support group which is to start in the summer of 2017.

There is also a closed facebook page stockport neonatal.


The kitchen is where parents can make themselves at home.  Tea / coffee / juice are provided. Parents may bring their own food in. We do supply food for any parent that requitres on request.

Support Resources

Stockport has an infant feeding team who will be able to support you during and after your stay on the neonatal unit if you wish to breast feed.

There are a number of psychological support that we can signpost you during your stay on the neonatal unit

Support for Going Home

Your health visitor will have been notified of the birth of your baby and may visit you whilst on the unit or they will be there for you and your family once discharged

Additional Information

In 2015 the unit was awarded with improving care award by Bliss. The unit was commended by the charity for it’s commitment to improving care for babies and their families, and it’s dedication to ensuring families are at the heart of their baby’s care.

We loan breast pumps for a small deposit of £5, which will be returned when the pump has been returned.

Unit Contact Information

Stepping Hill Hospital
popular Grove

Switchboard Tel: 0161 483 1010
Neonatal Unit Tel: 0161 483 5520

Trust Website

The Unit is situated on the ground floor of the maternity building.

Key Staff Members

Clinical Lead:
Carrie Heal

Matron/unit manager:
Sarah Fullwood