TATTON Ward at Knutsford Community Hospital has been closed since 2010.
Its operator – East Cheshire NHS Trust – has made it clear that it feels the ward is no longer able to meet the needs of patients.
On its website it has listed the reasons behind the closure: it is old accommodation in need of modernisation; it has reduced access to therapy services; and it has limited access to medical care.
The website adds: “We made the decision in September 2010 to temporarily close this facility due to these reasons. We are now proposing the permanent closure of this ward and the transfer of the service to the Langley Unit at Macclesfield District General Hospital.”