New leadership at Pennine Acute Trust to hold Annual Public Meeting in Oldham – 6 October

Sir David Dalton
New leadership at Pennine Acute Trust to hold Annual Public Meeting in Oldham – 6 October
20 September 2016

THE new leadership team in charge of local hospitals and services run by The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust that serves more than 820,000 people is to hold the Trust’s Annual Public Meeting (APM) on the evening of Thursday 6th October in Oldham.

The APM will be held at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, West Street, in Oldham OL1 1QJ. 

The meeting will start at 6pm and will include a presentation from the Trust Chief Executive, Sir David Dalton (pictured), and Trust Chairman, Mr Jim Potter, who will review the last 12 months and outline the Trust’s plans going forward.

The Trust’s Annual Report and Financial Accounts will be presented for formal adoption, followed by a look at the year ahead and a public question and answer session.

Exhibition & displays

Before the formal APM starts, there will be an exhibition between 5-6pm, where staff, including doctors and nursing staff, will showcase some of the Trust’s services, achievements and key developments in a “Pride in Pennine” local NHS exhibition and information event. Members of the public will be able to talk to NHS Trust staff and view a variety of displays and exhibition stands which will showcase a wide range of services and developments which the Trust has delivered over the last 12 months.

The Trust, one of the largest NHS Trusts in England employing over 9,000 staff, runs North Manchester General Hospital, The Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, Rochdale Infirmary and a range of community healthcare services.  

The public meeting is open to the public, patients, the Trust’s 12,500 public members, staff, partner agencies, and local patient and community groups. No booking is required.

The Trust’s Annual Report & Financial Accounts 2015/16 will be made available after the meeting on the Trust website at

Trust in Figures

In 2015/16, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust:

  1. Spent over £600 million (about £1.6 million a day) on providing health care services for local people
  2. Invested £6.4 million on capital programme and in maintain and improving the physical estate of our hospitals to develop frontline clinical services
  3. Spent £5.3 million on medical and scientific  equipment and £4.3 million on information technology to support frontline clinical services
  4. Issued 1,029,500 items from pharmacy to inpatients, outpatients, patient discharges and ward stocks
  5. Achieved 97% in patient catering satisfaction survey
  6. Saw 320,533 A&E urgent cases, 669,822 outpatients,106,000 in patients, 73,259 day cases
  7. Helped women deliver 9,711 babies
  8. Made 146,729 visits to patients in their own homes to provide treatment and care
  9. Hospital Mortality Ratio – remains below 100 and is the fifth lowest in the North West of England
  10. Achieved 94% compliance in cleanliness in all clinical areas