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About Us


We are a centre of excellence for healthcare and deal with over one million patients each year across our hospitals. Throughout the North West we have the largest number of undergraduates and clinical staff in training and have the biggest research portfolio.

Queen Visit 2012

2009 marked a major landmark in our history with the opening of four new hospitals. This was part of our £500 million redevelopment which has provided state-of-the-art facilities.  These facilities were officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh on 23rd March 2012.

Since 1st April 2011 we became responsible for 45 community services across Greater Manchester.

We have the following hospitals

Manchester Royal Infirmary was founded in 1752 in a small 12-bedded house in the city centre. We are now a large teaching hospital and a specialist regional centre for kidney and pancreas transplants, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. We have boasted many medical breakthroughs, including, the first hospital in the UK to undertake 4,000 kidney transplants, the first to have undertaken1,000 cochlear implants and more recently the first in the UK to use a standalone 3D system for prostate cancer surgery.

The Manchester Royal Eye Hospital is one of the largest teaching eye hospitals in Europe and one of only two dedicated eye hospitals in the country. Globally acknowledged as a centre of excellence, the Eye Hospital is renowned for its pioneering work in all aspects of ophthalmology, including the Emergency Eye Centre, Acute Referral Centre, Ophthalmic Imaging, Ultrasound Unit, Electrodiagnosis, Laser Unit, Optometry, Orthoptics, Manchester Eye Bank, Ocular Prosthetics and the bionic eye implant trial.

The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital provides specialist healthcare services for children and young people. We see 185,000 patients each year across a range of specialties including oncology, haematology, bone marrow transplant, burns, genetics, and orthopaedics. With 371 beds it is the largest single-site children's hospital in the UK.

Saint Mary's Hospital, has successfully developed a wide range of world class medical services for women, babies and children as well as a comprehensive Genetics Centre. We now deliver over 7,200 babies each year. There are 1,000 staff who provide the highest standards of care in: Obstetrics/Maternity; Gynaecology; Genetics and Newborn Intensive Care.

The University Dental Hospital is one of the key specialist dental hospitals in the UK, seeing around 90,000 patients each year. It is a major teaching hospital with 300 staff undertaking the training of dental students, dental nurses and hygienist therapists.

Trafford Hospitals: From 1st April 2012 the three Trafford hospitals (Trafford General, Altrincham and Stretford Memorial) came under our management following a successful acquisition process.  Services include general surgery and medicine; children's services; cardiology; orthopaedics; audiology; elderly care; dermatology; respiratory; and Ear, nose and throat.

Pioneering Research


Health is our business and research and innovation is at the heart of everything we do.  Our people are key todelivering research, which in turn enables us to deliver continuous improvements through our services to patients. We have a diverse range of research roles from lab technicians to trial co-ordinators and research nurses to administration managers.

Success relies upon collaboration and, with this in mind, we work with patients, other researchers and industry to improve healthcare.  Located on the largest clinical-academic campus in Europe, our research infrastructure is aligned with The University of Manchester, to enable us to effectively translate research into clinical practice. Our research is making a real difference not only to patients within the Trust, but to a global audience as well.

We host a number of nationally recognised research centres, made up of internationally renowned researchers working in areas such as paediatrics, genetic medicine, cardiovascular medicine, maternal and fetal health and musculoskeletal medicine.

We proactively promote career development within our Trust and run annual clinical fellowships and pump priming funding awards, alongside dedicated research career advice through our Training Academy.

Find out more about our research by clicking here.