The journey from North Manchester General Hospital to Wythenshawe Hospital by public transport
A review has also been taking place about the provision of later-life beds in the city.
The trust say Cedar Ward is due to reopen later this year.
Anita Rolfe, the trust’s chief nurse, said the trust was working closely with patients, their families, trade unions and staff.
She said: “The board has taken the decision to temporarily close Cedar Ward and move to two specialist later-life wards to address temporary service and staffing pressures.
“This decision will ensure the continued safety of patients and allow us to maintain the high quality service on which we pride ourselves.
“The trust will also be further developing its community services.”
Credit: Dean Kirby Health Correspondent Manchester Evening News