North Manchester General Hospital shuts ward because of ‘staffing pressures’

Bosses at Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust say they have temporarily closed Cedar Ward at North Manchester General Hospital and have now moved the beds across town to Wythenshawe Hospital.

They say the decision was taken to address ‘staffing pressures’ on the ward, which treats elderly men for conditions including dementia.

The ward’s closure means the trust’s Park House facility at North Manchester has lost 20 beds.