St Ann's Hospice

Administrative / Biographical History

In the late 1960s a group of practitioners from Christie Hospital became concerned about a lack of care facilities for the terminally ill. Fund-raising began and in 1971 St Ann's Hospice, Heald Green, was opened. It was a private hospice in converted buildings in the grounds of Cheadle Royal Hospital. Originally the Hospice had twenty beds, but this was later increased to fourty two. However, research by the Hospice showed that about seventy beds were needed, a number not possible on this site. It was decided to build a second hospice in North Manchester and in 1979 a purpose built hospice with thirty beds was opened in Little Hulton. The Hospice merged with Neil Cliffe Cancer Care Centre in 1998.

Bibliography

Paul Lydon, A Catalogue of Records Retained by Hospices and Related Organisations in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, European Association for the History of Medicine and Health Publications, Sheffield 1998.