Press Releases
NCA Vascular Team - AAA Awareness Event
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
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GAU Team Mark the 20th Anniversary of Ectopic Pregnancy Trust with Fundraiser Event

The Gynaecology Assessment and Early Pregnancy Unit at The Royal Oldham Hospital will be hosting a fundraiser tea party on Wednesday 27th June to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust.

25 June 2018
Breastfeeding Awareness Week 2018
Breastfeeding Awareness Week: Oldham Mums Invited to Special Tea Party

Midwives at the Royal Oldham Hospital will be celebrating Breastfeeding Awareness Week (20th – 26th June 2018) with information stands and a special tea party for mums and mum to be.

21 June 2018
Siobhan Probert takes to the skies in aid of Link4Pink breast cancer charity
Siobhan takes to the skies in aid of Link4Pink breast cancer charity

A Personal Assistant from the Victoria Unit at the Royal Oldham Hospital will be taking to the skies this June all in aid of the hospital’s breast cancer charity, Link4 Pink. 

21 June 2018
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Free public talk on the Deteriorating Patient Collaborative on 12 July

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group is hosting a free public talk on the ‘Deteriorating Patient Collaborative’ at The Royal Oldham Hospital on Thursday 12 July form 2 until 3pm.

18 June 2018
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Experience the NHS through the years at our free NHS 70 birthday events

THE NHS turns 70 on Thursday 5 July 2018 and our members, the public and staff are all invited to help us celebrate hitting this major milestone by sharing their memories, stories and views of the NHS, and attending one of our free birthday events in Salford and Oldham.

14 June 2018
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Northern Care Alliance makes commitment to tackling race inequality in the workplace

The Northern Care Alliance (NCA) NHS Group has joined with Greater Manchester’s other public sector employers and signed up to a historic commitment to address race inequality at work.

14 June 2018
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Traffic Light Hats Keep Newborn Babies Safe and Well

Calling all knitters…can you help the Royal Oldham Hospital’s tiniest patients? The hospital is looking for natty knitters to donate hand-made bobble hats for newborn babies.

05 June 2018
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Inspirational Linda To Walk The Catwalk for Maggies

An inspirational Medical Records Clerk from the Royal Oldham Hospital will soon be walking the catwalk in aid of Maggie’s Manchester charity. 

05 June 2018
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Health leaders gather at Salford Royal for national #EndPJparalysis conference

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group welcomed health leaders from across the country today (5 June) to a conference at Salford Royal, where ideas and best practice were shared about how health care service providers can put an end to PJ Paralysis.

05 June 2018
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Regional award for Pennine’s Macmillan volunteer team

A team of volunteers based at North Manchester General Hospital has been named Macmillan’s Service Team of the Year for the North West.

04 June 2018
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Oasis Dementia Unit, ‘Talk & Tour’ at Rochdale Infirmary 13 June

On Wednesday 13th June (2 – 3 pm), The Northern Care Alliance Group will be hosting a free ‘talk and tour’ of the Oasis Dementia Unit at Rochdale Infirmary.  The event will be an opportunity for staff, public and our Trust to speak with staff and patients to learn more about the condition and how to cope with it.  

04 June 2018
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Community health team wins regional parliamentary award for work with Manchester’s homeless

North Manchester Care Organisation’s Community Tissue Viability Services team has been revealed as one of the 10 Northern winners of the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards for drop-in clinics for homeless and hard-to-reach people.

22 May 2018

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