FIVE years after the idea was first suggested, work will begin on the building of a chapel at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport. Paid for by voluntary donations, it has been designed so that it can be used by any denomination.
The chapel will be provided with a ramp at the door for wheel-chair or stretcher patients. When it is completed this autumn the present system of holding services in the wards or the physiotherapy department will come to an end.
The three hospital chaplains —Catholic, Anglican and Free Church—will work out a rota for the services. At other times the chapel will be open for private prayer.