Latest Press Releases

Press Releases
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The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust supports Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

SPECIALIST nurses at The Royal Oldham Hospital and North Manchester General Hospital are supporting Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (22 – 29 January 2018) in an effort to raise awareness of the disease and to promote the importance of cervical screening among staff, patients and visitors.

16 January 2018
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Maggie’s Oldham Talk & Tour – 31st January

On Wednesday 31st January (2.00 pm – 4.00 pm), The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will be hosting a free ‘talk and tour’ of the Maggie’s Centre at The Royal Oldham Hospital.  The event will be an opportunity for staff, public and our Trust members to speak with staff and centre users and to learn more about what Maggie’s Oldham has to offer.

12 January 2018
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Samantha’s sponsored silence shouts out the message about living with communication difficulties

A speech and language therapy assistant at Fairfield General Hospital has given a voice to patients who have communication difficulties as a result of having a stroke.

10 January 2018
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Kind hearted staff at Rochdale Infirmary host event for homeless community

Kind-hearted staff at Rochdale Infirmary hosted their annual festive homeless event in December.

09 January 2018
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Media statement and information for the public – Winter pressures

“Like many hospitals across the region and the country our emergency and urgent care services are extremely busy and currently under significant pressure with increased demand on services and many patients needing to be admitted.

04 January 2018
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Rochdale Urgent Care Centre asks public to think carefully and Choose Well this winter

DOCTORS and nurses from Rochdale Infirmary are asking people to think carefully and to consider which health service to use this winter as the number of people attending the Urgent Care Centre (UCC) is increasing significantly due to the cold weather and many people could instead self-care or get advice from their local pharmacy.

02 January 2018
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Under pressure Oldham A&E doctors urge public to think carefully and Choose Well this winter

DOCTORS from The Royal Oldham Hospital are encouraging people to think carefully before attending A&E and to consider which health service to use this winter as the number of people attending A&E is increasing significantly due to the cold weather.

18 December 2017
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The Royal Oldham Hospital League of Friends donate bladder scanner to acute medical unit

A GENEROUS donation by a group set up specifically to support patients and visitors at The Royal Oldham Hospital has seen a department invest in a new piece of clinical equipment.

18 December 2017
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Lee’s epic cycle ride will benefit patients at Rochdale Infirmary

EVERYTHING in a specialist ward garden at Rochdale Infirmary will hopefully be coming up rosy thanks to a generous donation.

15 December 2017
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Trust urges people in Oldham, Bury, Rochdale & North Manchester to give blood this December

THE Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is urging people in Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester to give blood this December to ensure blood stocks stay healthy over Christmas.

14 December 2017
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New North Manchester community neuro rehabilitation service is praised by patients

A NEW community neuro rehabilitation team has been launched to deliver a service to North Manchester residents.

12 December 2017
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Trust Consultant opens a first-of-its-kind sensory space in southern Cambodia, to enhance medical and nursing care for children and young people

Dr Bratati Bose-Haider, consultant paediatrician at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury has jointly opened a first-of-its-kind facility that will provide valuable support for children and young people attending a children’s centre in Sihanoukville, southern Cambodia.

11 December 2017
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Oldham Athletic says thanks to Royal Oldham staff

A NUMBER of players and staff came to The Royal Oldham Hospital on 30 November to say thanks to staff for all the hard work they do and the care they provide to the community.

01 December 2017
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Liver Disease – Eat, Drink and be Merry; in Moderation!

On Wednesday 13th December 2017, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will be hosting a free talk on Liver Disease.

24 November 2017
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North Manchester doctors urge public to think carefully and Choose Well this winter

DOCTORS from North Manchester General Hospital are encouraging people to think carefully and to consider which health service to use this winter.

23 November 2017
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Staff praised at Pennine Acute Trust’s local NHS Staff Awards

THE Chairman of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, which runs Pennine Acute Hospitals and Salford Royal, has presented a special ‘Unsung Hero’ Award to a group of police officers and specialist nurses who provided support to the victims and bereaved families following the Manchester Arena terror attack on 22 May.

22 November 2017
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New Northern Care Alliance NHS Group in Greater Manchester launches, bringing together 17,000 NHS staff to serve 1m people

TWO of the biggest NHS Trusts in the country have come together to create one of the largest NHS healthcare organisations in Greater Manchester and the North West, in what is being described as an ‘exciting opportunity’ to serve a population of over 1 million people under a new Group arrangement of hospitals and community healthcare services.

22 November 2017
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New £5m North Manchester Intermediate Care Unit Opens

A BRAND new purpose-built £5m 24 bed community Intermediate Care Unit situated in the grounds at North Manchester General Hospital has opened today (18 November).

18 November 2017
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Staff at Pennine Acute line up to be vaccinated after terrible Aussie flu season

MORE than half of staff have been vaccinated so far against seasonal flu at the Trust’s four hospitals - North Manchester General Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary, The Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, and community services in North Manchester and Rochdale borough.

16 November 2017
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Trust Organ Donation Bus Ads Roll Out Across GM

THE Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has commissioned four buses to be painted up with important organ donation messages in a bid to spread the word and encourage the people of Greater Manchester to think about joining the NHS Organ Donor Register.

15 November 2017
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Tony Lloyd MP for Rochdale visits Victoria (breast) Unit

THE Labour MP for Rochdale, Tony Lloyd, made a visit to the Victoria Unit today, which provides a breast clinic at The Royal Oldham Hospital, where he met with patients and staff, including the Unit’s newly appointed Consultant.

09 November 2017
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New interventional radiology day case unit - Open day at The Royal Oldham Hospital

A NEW Interventional Radiology Day Case Unit is due to open at The Royal Oldham Hospital in November 2017. The interventional radiology team would like to invite staff, stakeholders, patients and their families/carers to an Open Day on Thursday 30 November 2017 from 1pm until 4pm.

07 November 2017
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Public invited to experience a day in the life of a doctor and nurse

The public are invited to an open event to see Pennine Acute Trust’s new high-tech specialist training simulation suite at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

31 October 2017
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The Royal Oldham Hospital and Age UK Oldham work together on supplying independent living aids direct to patients – special events week commencing 6 November

THE Royal Oldham Hospital has joined forces with Age UK Oldham in a bid to help patients in the community stay independent.

31 October 2017
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New Sensory Equipment for Paediatric Radiology Department at Royal Oldham Hospital

Royal Oldham Hospital Paediatric Radiology Department to benefit from artwork and sensory distraction equipment thanks to  MedEquip4Kids!

24 October 2017