Press Releases
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Alliance doctor invites local people to find out more about critical care

A DOCTOR from The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group is inviting the public to come and find out more about the critical care services offered across The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, as part of a free talk on Monday 19 November.

08 November 2018
Green NAAS Accreditation for Critical Care Unit staff at the Royal Oldham Hospital
Green NAAS accreditation for Critical Care Unit at The Royal Oldham

Staff on the Critical Care Unit at The Royal Oldham Hospital are celebrating after achieving a remarkable Green NAAS status accreditation score.

06 November 2018
Charity cricket match helps raise funds for Blood Counts Charity
Charity cricket match helps raise vital funds for The Royal Oldham Blood Counts Charity

The daughter of a cancer patient has visited Ward F11 at The Royal Oldham Hospital on the anniversary of her father’s death to thank ward staff for the care and treatment received by her father and to present staff with a cheque for an impressive £2640.93.

06 November 2018
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Northern Care Alliance midwives urge pregnant mums to get flu jab

MIDWIVES at The Royal Oldham and North Manchester General hospitals are asking pregnant mums to consider having the flu jab now, before the flu virus starts circulating in Greater Manchester.

30 October 2018
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Mayor of Rochdale drops into Tudor Court to surprise 102 year old patient Edna on her birthday

When staff at the Northern Care Alliance’s Tudor Court community Intermediate Care Centre in Heywood learned that patient Edna Hughes was turning 102 years old, they decided to throw a party to celebrate (on 23 Oct).

25 October 2018
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Northern Care Alliance pledges to support armed forces and treat veterans fairly

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group has signed an Armed Forces Covenant promising that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly by the organisation.

22 October 2018
Staff and former patients celebrate with Deputy Mayor Councillor Billy Sheerin.
Rochdale's Floyd Unit Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The Floyd Unit, based at Birch Hill Hospital in Rochdale, is celebrating providing 30 years of neuro-rehabilitation to patients from Rochdale and across Greater Manchester.

 

19 October 2018
Mr Andrew Baldwin
North Manchester surgeon invites local residents to find out more about head and neck cancers

Doctors at North Manchester General Hospital are inviting the public to a free talk about head and neck cancers, diagnosing and treating them.

18 October 2018
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Join Us at The Royal Oldham for National Allied Health Professionals Day – 15th October

Allied Health Professionals at The Royal Oldham Hospital will be celebrating the first ever National Allied Health Professionals Day on 15th October with a full day of events, which will offer patients and staff the opportunity to learn more about the range of excellent services provided by AHPs.

12 October 2018
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Fairfield General Hospital Celebrates National Allied Health Professionals Day – 15th October

Allied Health Professionals at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury will be celebrating the first ever National Allied Health Professionals Day on 15th October.

11 October 2018
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Dexters Baby Memorial Garden to be launched at The Royal Oldham Hospital

A special new baby memorial garden is set to be launched in the grounds of The Royal Oldham Hospital and families are being invited to come along and celebrate the launch of this special place on the hospital site.

10 October 2018
Vicky Riding from BARDOC and Dr Chauhan from the Homeless Friendly programme are joined by staff from Fairfield to sign the pledge
Fairfield flies the flag for better homeless care

Fairfield General Hospital in Bury will become the first hospital in the UK to pledge to be part of the Homeless-Friendly programme - helping rough sleepers receive care before they fall dangerously ill. 

10 October 2018
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North Manchester General celebrates Allied Health Professionals Day – 15 Oct

NHS staff who work as Allied Health Professionals at North Manchester General Hospital will be celebrating the first ever National Allied Health Professionals Day on 15 October.

09 October 2018
BABY MEMORIAL
Families Invited to Baby Memorial Service at The Royal Oldham Hospital

Families who have lost a baby through stillbirth or shortly after birth are being invited to a special Baby Memorial Service at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

05 October 2018
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Play Week Promises Lots of Fun for Young Patients at The Royal Oldham Hospital

Being in hospital might not sound much fun when you’re a child. However, Play Week at The Royal Oldham Hospital promises to offer a whole lot of fun for some of the hospital’s youngest patients.

05 October 2018
Milly Cooke web
NCA Swan nurse to support grieving families at Coroner's office

A Swan nurse from the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group has become the country's first bereavement nurse assigned to a coroner's office.

05 October 2018
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Patients asked to vote for their healthcare heroes in the first Northern Care Alliance Staff Awards

THE shortlist for the first Northern Care Alliance NHS Group’s Patients’ Choice awards has been officially revealed.

05 October 2018
Prof Andrew Rowland
Action against female genital mutilation hampered by lack of information

The true scale of female genital mutilation (FGM) in England and Wales is not being properly investigated because of a lack of consistent, high-quality data, new research suggests.

01 October 2018
Jim Potter
Newly formed NHS Group to hold first ‘Annual Members’ and Public Meeting’ in Salford on 8 October

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, which brings together Salford Royal and Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and runs hospitals and community healthcare services in Salford, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester, is holding its first joint Annual Members’ and Public Meeting on Monday 8 October 2018.

28 September 2018
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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
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Marathon challenge to say thanks to the Floyd Unit

Janet Creamer from Failsworth is celebrating after completing the huge personal challenge of walking 17 miles in 28 degree heat to raise awareness of brain injuries.

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
Jim Potter
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
Rochdale wins in national awards - Lynette Cook with a patient
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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