Manchester Foot Hospital

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 MMC/9/24
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 J b 19
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      15 items

Scope and Content

Note: the Medical Collection does not include any official records of this hospital. This includes any records relating to patient admissions, treatment and discharge. The location of the Hospital's archives is not known.

The collection includes an incomplete set of annual reports, prospectuses and items relating to the history of the Hospital.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Manchester Foot Hospital was founded in 1923 by members of the Incorporated Society of Chiropodists, and supported by voluntary contributions. Each clinician was expected to bring their own equipment, and members of the Society gave free service. It was first named the Manchester and District Branch Pedic Clinic, but by 1925 was called the Manchester Foot Hospital. The first premises were in Grosvenor Street and it was the second food hospital set up by the Society of Chiropodists. Larger premises were found in 1928 in Upper Brook Street. In 1930, a training school, the Manchester School of Chiropody at the hospital was established to prepare students for the examinations of the Society of Chiropodists. With this new school and an increasing number of patients, the Hospital again needed larger premises, and in 1931 moved to a large house in Victoria Park. Despite financial problems throughout the history of the Hospital, Manchester Foot Hospital managed to stay open throughout the Second World War. In 1948, Manchester Foot Hospital and School of Chiropody became part of the United Manchester Teaching Hospitals. In 1971, the Manchester Foot Hospital and School of Chiropody and the Salford College of Technology School of Chiropody merged to form the new Northern College of Chiropody. However, the Foot Hospital continued as part of the United Manchester Hospitals. The Hospital closed in the early 2000s.


Also see programme for Golden Jubilee of the Manchester Foot Hospital, in Papers of Sir Harry Platt (Speeches and Addresses).

Dagnall, J. C. 'The history of the Manchester Foot Hospital, founded 1923, and the Manchester School of Chiropody, founded 1930' p. 440-442 The chiropodist, v. 42 (1987).