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Mums to be with postnatal ward staff
Mums to be invited to Royal Oldham Maternity Services Talk

The Royal Oldham Hospital is inviting pregnant women and their families to a free maternity services talk taking place next week. 

20 September 2018
Staff and service users build a raised bed for the new garden at Crumpsall Vale Intermediate Care Unit
Green-fingered gardeners sow the seeds of success at North Manchester General Hospital

Older adults at North Manchester General Hospital can enjoy a new wellbeing garden thanks to green-fingered mental health service users and social enterprise Sow the City.

19 September 2018
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Information update regarding temporary loss of IT systems

The IT hardware fault that affected our four hospitals, The Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, Rochdale Infirmary and North Manchester General Hospital yesterday has now been stabilised.

14 September 2018
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IT systems at Pennine Acute Hospitals

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is currently experiencing problems with some of its IT systems, network and email due to an IT fault. 

13 September 2018
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Patients asked to nominate their hospital & healthcare heroes in the first Northern Care Alliance staff awards

THE Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary, Salford Royal, its community healthcare services, and North Manchester General Hospital are asking the public to nominate their NHS heroes as part of an annual staff awards event.

05 September 2018
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Northern Care Alliance hospital and community teams shortlisted four times in national HSJ Awards

SALFORD Royal, Rochdale Infirmary and North Manchester General hospitals have all had teams shortlisted in the national HSJ Awards.

04 September 2018
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Northern Care Alliance NHS Group hosts free public open events at each of our hospitals'

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group will open its doors to the public and members in a series of special hospital open events

03 September 2018
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Rochdale Infirmary wins in national awards

The Wolstenholme Intermediate Care Unit at Rochdale Infirmary is celebrating after scooping ‘Best Event’ in the national End PJ Paralysis Awards.

03 September 2018
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Buses help spread the word during Organ Donation Week

THIS week is Organ Donation Week (3-9 Sept) and to help spread the word about the importance of organ donation we have put key organ donation messages on four buses that travel routes around our hospitals.

03 September 2018
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NHS time capsule sends a message to the future

To mark the 70th year of the NHS, staff and services users have created a time capsule containing messages and memorabilia for NHS staff in 2028.

31 August 2018
Blood Counts Ball - 21 September 2018
Dig out your dancing shoes and join us for the blood counts ball

A Macmillan Nurse from the Haematology ward at The Royal Oldham Hospital is digging out her dancing shoes and organising a fundraising ball, all in aid of the hospital’s Blood Counts charity.

30 August 2018
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Royal Oldham Hospital says thank you to dedicated volunteers

Volunteers at The Royal Oldham Hospital have been invited to a special thank you event, which recognises the fantastic contribution volunteers make to the hospital on a daily basis.

30 August 2018
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Public urged to ‘Choose Well’ this bank holiday weekend

We are urging the public to think carefully about what health care service to use this bank holiday weekend.

24 August 2018
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Salford Royal is the first Acute and Community Trust to be rated ‘Outstanding’ in consecutive inspections by the CQC

Sir David Dalton, Group Chief Executive of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, has praised and thanked staff at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust for what he calls a ‘tremendous achievement’ following the news that the Trust has once again been rated Outstanding by the (CQC).

24 August 2018
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Vascular Patients Invited to Public and Patient AAA Awareness Event

Patients in Greater Manchester are being invited to come along to a Public and Patient Awareness event focussing on the screening and treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA).

16 August 2018
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New homes for doctors and nurses to help plug acute staff shortage
08 August 2018
#EndPJparalysis activities across the Northern Care Alliance
Vote Northern Care Alliance for their work getting hospital patients up, dressed and moving safely

Staff at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group have been shortlisted for three awards for their contribution to a national patient safety initiative and now go to a public vote to decide the winners.

06 August 2018
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Ezmi Gets Bieber Fever In Aid of The Little Princess Trust

An Assistant Directorate Manager at the Royal Oldham Hospital had a definite case of Bieber Fever when she decided to cut off her fabulous 20-inch hair all in aid of charity.

06 August 2018
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Nurse recruitment drive in full flow at Northern Care Alliance

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group has been busy strengthening its workforce with a number of successful recruitment drives recently.

31 July 2018
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Northern Care Alliance launches new Facebook & Instagram pages

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group has joined the social networking site Facebook as an additional way to communicate and engage with staff members, partner agencies, local people, communities and service users.

30 July 2018
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New Chemotherapy Bell Helps Patients to Call Time on Cancer

A special new end of treatment bell installed on the haematology ward at the Royal Oldham Hospital is helping cancer patients to call time on cancer and celebrate the end of their chemotherapy treatment.

27 July 2018
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Victoria Unit Awarded Christie Quality Mark for Second Time

Staff from the Victoria Unit at the Royal Oldham Hospital are celebrating after being awarded the prestigious Christie Quality Mark accreditation for a second time.

27 July 2018
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Fairfield General Hospital’s irregular heart rhythm service treats 1,000th patient

THE cardioversion service, which treats patients with irregular heartbeat rhythms, is celebrating after treating its 1,000th patient.

26 July 2018
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North Manchester community team receives national award for homeless wound service

A pioneering NHS community team providing wound care for homeless and hard to reach groups in North Manchester has won a prestigious national award for their work after nomination by one of the city’s MPs.

23 July 2018
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‘Catering Unwrapped’ – Food tasting event 15 August

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group is hosting a free food tasting event at the Broadoak Restaurant, Fairfield General Hospital on Wednesday 15 August from 2.00pm until 3.30pm.

23 July 2018
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Trust security team recognised as best in the country

THE Pennine Acute security team has won a national award for ‘Best Team,’ proving they are a ‘safe pair of hands’ for staff, patients and visitors alike.

20 July 2018
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Rochdale matron is named as Queen’s Nurse

A ROCHDALE community matron has been given the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute.

20 July 2018
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Alliance nurses get honorary doctorates

Elaine Inglesby-Burke CBE and Fiona Murphy MBE, two senior nurses from the Northern Care Alliance (NCA) NHS Group, have both been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Bolton.

19 July 2018
Catch the Bee in the City buzz at North Manchester General Hospital
You’d better bee-lieve it!

We’re buzzed to announce that North Manchester General Hospital will be hosting a giant bee as part of the Bee in the City public art trail winding its way across Manchester this summer.

19 July 2018
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Celebrating the gift of life at the North West Donation Games

Teams are invited to go head to head on a giant inflatable obstacle course to raise awareness about organ donation and the lives that have been saved as a result.

17 July 2018
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Fairfield’s ‘national treasure’ Irena has 50 years NHS service

IRENA Grindrod, a Bed Manager from Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, is celebrating 50 years of NHS service as the NHS turns 70 years old – it’s no wonder her colleagues refer to her as a ‘national treasure.’

09 July 2018
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Rochdale physios celebrate 70 years of keeping people active in the NHS

AS part of The NHS 70th birthday celebrations within Bury & Rochdale Care Organisation the Physiotherapy team at Rochdale Infirmary held a tea party for patients, families and staff to celebrate.

09 July 2018
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As heatwave continues public urged to be sensible in the heat and ‘Choose Well’ and help keep A&E for emergencies and serious conditions

UNDER pressure A&E doctors are urging the public to take care of themselves during this hot summer weather by keeping cool and hydrated, using sun screen, and to  think carefully before coming to the A&E departments particularly at The Royal Oldham  and North Manchester General Hospitals for treatment this weekend as the heatwave continues.

06 July 2018
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Mayor celebrates NHS 70th birthday in new ‘Bloom and Revive’ stroke garden

The Mayor of Bury celebrated 70 years of our beloved NHS at Fairfield General Hospital today at the official opening of a new therapeutic garden for stroke patients.

05 July 2018
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Northern Care Alliance staff join colleagues across the country to attend national NHS 70th celebration event at Westminster Abbey

Eight members of staff from the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group will be travelling to London on 5 July to attend a national celebration at Westminster Abbey which will pay tribute to NHS staff and patients.

05 July 2018
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45 years each and still going strong in the NHS

AS the NHS turns 70 years old on Thursday (5 July) two long serving nurses and close friends from Bury & Rochdale Care Organisation are celebrating 90 years of service between them.

05 July 2018
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Celebrating 70 years of the NHS in 1948-style at Fairfield General Hospital

Patients, relatives and staff could be forgiven for thinking they have stepped into a time warp at Fairfield General Hospital on Thursday 5 July 2018.

05 July 2018
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Say happy 70th birthday to the NHS at North Manchester Hospital’s family open day

North Manchester General Hospital throws open its doors to visitors on Saturday 7th July, inviting local people to a family-friendly open day celebrating the NHS’s 70th birthday.

27 June 2018