Summary of Unit Care

21 cots (increased this year following activity and demand report 2016/2017)

2 Intensive Care, 4 HDU, 15 special care

Parking & Public Transport Information

Wythenshawe Hospital is situated in South Manchester and can easily be accessed from the surrounding areas by road and public transport including bus and Metrolink service.

The address of the hospital is:

Wythenshawe Hospital
Southmoor Road,
M23 9LT

By road

The hospital has excellent motorway links and is easily accessible from the M60 and M56.

  • From North & West: exit M60 at junction 5 (A5103 / M56), exit A5103 at A560.
  • From South: exit M56 at junction 3a (A560).
  • From East: exit M60 at junction 4 (M56), exit M56 at junction 2.

If you are using a satnav, enter postcode M23 9LT.

Pick up and drop-off points

There are Pick Up and Drop Off areas in the front of the Main Entrance, A&E, New Cardio, Nightingale Centre, Maternity and the Outpatients Department.

Public transport

Transport for Greater Manchester has a website that tells you how to access all hospitals in Greater Manchester by public transport. You will find maps of the hospitals, locations of any bus stops, rail stations or tram stops close to the hospitals, and it also displays route maps of services to and from the hospitals, which you can download and print.


A Metrolink tram line, connecting Manchester City Centre with the Airport via. Wythenshawe. The nearest stop to Wythenshawe Hospital is Roundthorn, a ten to fifteen minute walk away from the hospital’s main entrance.

Help with fares

If you are on a low income, receive benefits and need to travel to hospital to receive NHS treatment, you may be entitled to help with the cost. NHS Choices has full details of the scheme and if you are eligible. Forms are available from our Cashiers Office at Entrance 5 (Outpatients).

Cycle to Wythenshawe hospital

UHSM is located in a suburban area with many parks nearby, so you may find it a pleasant experience to cycle to the hospital. There are bike storage facilities for the public in front of the Outpatients Department, and the Security Office overlooks these so your bike will be very secure.

Infopoint freephone telephone units

Infopoint units are auto-dialling telephone kiosks which allow the user to make free calls to any of the services featured on the unit. These are situated at all hospital entrances.You can access transport services including taxis via this service.

University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust Southmoor Road Wythenshawe Manchester M23 9LT

0161 998 7070

Visiting Times

The unit operates an open visiting policy.
Visiting is restricted to parents only during quiet time 1-3pm

Parent Facilities

There is a family room away from the clinical area with TV, internet access, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge to store items and a microwave for preparing food.

There are 2 bedrooms on the unit, both en suite where parents can stay in preparation for discharge.

Parent support

NEST parent support group- meet every 3rd Wednesday at Ants in your pants

Closed NEST facebook page

Sibling Areas

There is an area for siblings within the parents sitting room providing a small sample of books and toys.


Shops and cafes

We have a wide range of cafés, shop and restaurant facilities for patients and staff at our Wythenshawe Hospital site. These provide a selection of hot and cold food, drinks and refreshments. Everyone is welcome to use these facilities.

Food and drink machines

There are machines that dispense hot and cold drinks and snacks throughout the hospital site. Please note that staff are not able to provide change for these machines.

Cash machine

There is a cash machine at the entrance to the Moment To restaurant.

Moment To Restaurant

Situated in the centre of the hospital Moment To offers a selection of hot and cold food, sandwiches, drinks and snacks.

Monday – Friday Saturday – Sunday Location
7.30am – 7.30pm 7.30am – 7.00pm Main corridor from Outpatients – (Entrance 5) Green route

Costa Café

Situated at our main entrance the café offers a selection of sandwiches, coffees and cake.

Monday – Friday Saturday – Sunday Location
8.00am – 6.30pm 10.00am – 4.00pm Main – Entrance 3

Education & Research Centre Café

Monday – Friday Saturday – Sunday Location
8.00am – 2.45pm Closed ERC – Entrance 15

Royal Volunteer Service with Coffee Republic

Monday – Friday Saturday – Sunday Location
8.30am – 4.30pm Closed Outpatients – Entrance 5

League of Friends @ The Atrium *

Monday – Friday Saturday – Sunday Location
9.00am – 5.00pm Closed North West Heart Centre – Entrance 6

League of Friends Antenatal Tea Bar *

Monday – Friday Saturday – Sunday Location
9.00am – 1.00pm Closed Maternity – Entrance 14

League of Friends North West Lung Centre Tea Bar *

Monday – Friday Saturday – Sunday Location
10.00am – 4.00pm Closed North West Heart Centre – Entrance 6

WH Smith

Monday Tuesday – Friday Saturday Sunday
8.00am – 8.00pm 7.00am – 8.00pm 9.00am – 7.00pm 10.00am – 7.00pm

* Subject to availability of volunteers

Support Resources

Access to Infant feeding Advisor-maternity

Breastfeeding team supporting mothers breastfeeding.

Specialist Bereavement Midwife

Bliss volunteer attends unit to offer support and to signpost for any additional support

Support for Going Home

Babies are supported by Community out reach team and community midwives depending om criteria.

Set discharge parent training in place

Additional Information

Unit has been awarded Diamond Status May 2017

Unit Contact Information


Neonatal Unit
University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Southmoor Road
M23 9LT

Telephone number for neonatal unit: 0161 291 2932
Hospital Switch board: 0161 998 7070

Trust’s site:

Key Staff Members

Clinical Lead:
Dr Abhijeet Godhamgaonker

Neonatal Matron:
Alison O’Doherty