Crossley (Star Hall) Hospital, Mitchell Street, Ancoats

Administrative / Biographical History

Crossley was a non-sectarian maternity hospital run by the Salvation Army which was probably opened in the early 1920s. Births at poor homes were attended by nurses and unmarried mothers were kept for six months after the birth of the child at 'Oakhill House' in Cheetham Hill. The Hospital had about 50 beds, including lying-in beds, ante-natal and post-natal. The Hospital closed in the 1940s, probably at the start of the NHS.