Top hospitals in Manchester 2021

The top six Manchester hospitals are all respected, popular places with great staff and really good national  reputations. Whatever kind of treatment you need this large, bustling city offers a suitable hospital for you, and excellent public transport links mean they’re all easy to reach.  Manchester connects directly to the capital via the nation’s national rail network, a fast and pleasant train journey from London’s major airports and beyond to the south east and south west of England. If you’re arriving from Scotland the transport links are equally good, and if you’re driving the country’s motorway network is easy to navigate. Plus, of course, there’s Manchester International Airport nearby at Ringway. 

Together the six best hospitals in Manchester provide every kind of treatment. You’ll find a truly comprehensive range of diagnoses, treatments and more at the beautiful purpose built private Spire hospital in Manchester and also at its sister facility, the nearby Spire Hospital in Cheshire.  The HCA Wilmslow, another top class private hospital, provides super-quick care without the wait, and diagnoses and treats an unusually wide range of medical conditions. Like the rest, they are superbly equipped with the latest state-of-the-art tech. Here’s what you need to know.  

A list of the best hospitals in Manchester 

If you’re looking for a list of Manchester’s best hospitals, here you are. Click on each facility to find full details about what it does and how to get there. 

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Spire Hospital Manchester

The Spire Manchester provides a vast range of specialist treatments in a handsome, spotless, purpose-built private hospital in Didsbury. Quality treatment and aftercare are the name of the game here, and that means making continual investments in their own facilities. They add brand new services whenever it’s relevant, and up-to-date treatment and care is a priority. The environment is wonderfully comfortable and if you like you can bring along a friend or family member along to your appointment to support you. The  Spire Manchester supports the needs of every individual, treats you like an individual, and is accessible to everyone.

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Spire Hospital Cheshire

The Spire Hospital Cheshire is located in nearby Warrington, a private hospital with a reputation for world-class expertise. Rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, the Spire Cheshire delivers high quality treatment to patients and are extremely proud of their excellent private care. You’ll enjoy fast access to expert healthcare, everything from expert consultations and diagnoses to effective treatments and great aftercare. They even offer fast, easy access to a private GP when you need it, with no delays, and the fact that there are Spire hospitals in plenty more locations, including Liverpool, Macclesfield, Nantwich and Northwich, is testament to their popularity.  

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HCA Hospital Wilmslow

The HCA Hospital is another popular private healthcare facility near Manchester. This is where you can get fast access to the care you need without the wait, with appointments available at short notice and expert consultants on call. Their insistence on the best doctors means you get genuine specialist care tailored to your needs, and it’s entirely possible to see a doctor, get a diagnosis and enjoy the treatment you need, all in one visit. They treat and diagnose a very wide range of issues, and are lucky to have some of the most advanced medical technology available in the entire region. A 3T MRI scanner and laminar flow operating theatres lead the way. No wonder you’ll find the highest possible quality of care here. 

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Manchester Royal Infirmary

The marvellous Manchester Royal Infirmary was originally founded by Charles White way back in 1752. These days it’s part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, and shares buildings and facilities with a number of other hospitals. They’re currently busy building a new helipad to accept emergency cases by helicopter. A respected teaching hospital for Manchester University’s Medical School, as well as a specialist regional centre for kidney and pancreas transplants, haematology and sickle cell disease, they have a Heart Centre that delivers the best cardiac services in the region, including cardiothoracic surgery and cardiology. There’s also a lively Accident & Emergency Department that treats about 145,000 patients every year. 

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The BMI Alexandra Hospital

Based in Cheadle, the BMI Alexandra Hospital is a member of the massive BMI group, which runs 59 hospitals and clinics in Britain. They’ve been doing it since the 1970s and today they offer an impressive 115 specialities and services, including ‘centres of excellence’ in treatment and care for spinal, orthopaedic, neuro and cardiac conditions as well as cancer care. One and a half million outpatients and 276,000 inpatients a year can’t be wrong, proving the place’s popularity and the quality of the services on offer. As a whole BMI employs more than 6000 consultant specialists, plenty of whom operate out of this particular hospital. 

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The Christie Hospital

The Christie Hospital in Wilmslow, Manchester, is a world leader in cancer research and the development of cancer treatments, founded in 1901 and a member of the NHS since 2007. These days this is one of the biggest and best-respected cancer treatment centres in Europe, attended by people from all over the globe and treating more than 44,000 of us every year. They also happen to be the first UK hospital  to be officially accredited as a comprehensive cancer centre. They’ve been involved in medical breakthroughs for over a century and has been named one of the best hospitals for clinical studies by the National Institute for Health Research.