Press Releases
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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
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
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
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Eye Conditions Talk - 10 November

On Friday 10th November 2017, 2 – 3 pm, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will be hosting a free talk on ‘Eye Conditions’, at the Education Centre, Fairfield General Hospital, Bury.

17 October 2017
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Specialist clinics herald the arrival of six bouncing babies at The Royal Oldham Hospital

SIX ladies from the Oldham area have thanked the staff in the joint diabetes antenatal clinic at The Royal Oldham Hospital for their expert care in their antenatal period.

13 October 2017
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Martin Fox from Manchester Leg Circulation Service wins national Allied Health Professionals Award

VASCULAR specialist podiatrist Martin Fox from the Manchester leg circulation service has won a national Allied Health Professional award for demonstrating workforce transformation leadership.

12 October 2017
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Free Fitness MOTs for Over 60s at Radcliffe Library

Following the success of last year’s event, as part of UK Older People’s Day physiotherapists from Fairfield General Hospital in Bury will be offering free Functional Fitness MOTs to anyone aged over 60.


04 October 2017
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Tudor reigns as visionary health partnership invests in court’s future

An extensive refurbishment at Heywood’s Tudor Court has been officially opened after a special ceremony attended by scores of people from across the local health community.

02 October 2017
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New £1m regional specialist joint replacement unit opens at Fairfield General Hospital

A NEW dedicated joint replacement (arthroplasty) unit that will provide joint replacement surgery for the population of North Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale and Bury has opened at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury.

02 October 2017
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Older People's Conference 'Active Ageing – Staying Well, Living Well' on Friday 13 October 2017

ON Friday 13 October, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will be hosting the first ever Health and Wellbeing Conference for people over 50.

27 September 2017
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Trust Cancer Partnership Shortlisted for National HSJ Awards

Staff from The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust involved in the Macmillan Cancer Improvement Partnership (MCIP) in Manchester, have been shortlisted for two top national HSJ Awards, in recognition of the Partnership’s impact on cancer patients and carers over the past four years.

21 September 2017
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Pregnant women and new mums invited to NHS Maternity Whose Shoes? Listening event on 19 October

MIDWIVES at The Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary and in the community are inviting pregnant women and those who have recently experienced local maternity services to attend a Maternity listening engagement event, called ‘Whose Shoes?’

15 September 2017
Local health charity ‘SicKids’ opens its first sensory space at North Manchester General to enhance medical and nursing care for children and young people

SicKids, a children and young people’s health charity working in the North West of England and in Cambodia, held the grand opening of The SicKids Sensory Space at North Manchester General Hospital today with Mr Barry Dixon CBE DL, Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, performing the formal opening ceremony.

13 September 2017
Free public members’ event - “Nutrition as Treatment” – 5th October

On Thursday 5th October 2017, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will be hosting a free talk for the public and it members on ‘Nutrition and its role in patient recovery’. 

13 September 2017
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New Simulation & Clinical Skills Centre opens at The Royal Oldham Hospital

A NEW £600,000 state of the art Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre, known as the Dinwoodie Centre, has officially opened at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

12 September 2017
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Investment in new scanner for Rochdale Infirmary

AROUND 6000 patients a year are set to benefit from a brand new MR (magnetic resonance) scanner which will be installed at Rochdale Infirmary.

12 September 2017
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The Royal Oldham Hospital's maternity service signs up to Care Opinion to gather patient feedback

THE MATERNITY services at The Royal Oldham Hospital are keen to gain feedback from the families in their care.

12 September 2017
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High tech 3D printer at North Manchester General Hospital to revolutionise treatment

AN INVESTMENT in the latest 3D technology is set to see hospital patients benefit from the production of high tech implants and prostheses with the touch of a button on a 3D printer.

12 September 2017
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New state of the art scanner set to benefit patients at North Manchester General Hospital

AROUND 6,000 patients a year are set to benefit from a brand new MR (magnetic resonance) scanner recently installed at North Manchester General Hospital.

12 September 2017
The Royal Oldham Hospital Baby Memorial Service

FAMILIES who have lost a baby through stillbirth or shortly after birth are being invited to a special service of remembrance at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

08 September 2017
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NHS Trust to hold Annual Public Meeting in Bury on 4 October

THE Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust’s, which runs hospitals and NHS services in Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester, is to hold its Annual Public Meeting (APM) and drop-in Open Event on Wednesday 4 October 2017 at the education centre at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury.

29 August 2017

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