Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust to hold APM and local “Pride in Pennine NHS Expo”

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Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust to hold APM and local “Pride in Pennine NHS Expo”
10 September 2015

DOCTORS, nurses and healthcare staff from The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will be holding a “Pride in Pennine NHS Expo” exhibition and information event for the general public and local patient groups as part of the Trust’s Annual Public Meeting (APM) on Thursday 24th September, from 4-6pm.

The event will be held at The Sheridan Suite on 371 Oldham Road, Manchester, M40 8RR.

Before the formal Annual Public Meeting starts at 6pm, 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 key developments which the Trust has delivered over the last 12 months.

The Trust, one of the largest NHS Trusts in England employing around 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.  

Trust Chairman, John Jesky, will be joined by Dr Gillian Fairfield, Chief Executive, and other members of the Trust Board of Directors, where the Trust’s Annual Report and Financial Accounts for 2014/15 will be formally adopted and questions taken from the floor.

Trust in Figures

Last year in 2014/15, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, which serves a population of around 820,000 people:

1) Spent over £500 million (about £1.5m per day) on providing healthcare services for local people.

2) Invested £8.1 million on capital programmes and in maintaining and improving the physical estate and on smaller projects to develop frontline clinical services.

3) Spent £4 million on medical and scientific equipment and £6.8 million on information technology to support front line clinical services.

4) Saw 317,347 Type 1, 2 and 3 A&E (urgent care) cases.

5) Saw 688,262 outpatients, 117,656 total inpatients and 73,835 day case patients.

6) Delivered over 9,785 babies.

7) Made 152,551 visits to patients in their own homes to provide treatment and care.

8) Issued over 1 million items from pharmacy to inpatients, outpatients, patient discharges and ward stocks.

9) Re-processed/sterilised 223,905 instrument tray sets and 107,179 single instruments.

10) Provided over 1.6 million patient meals.

The public meeting is open to the public, patients, the Trust’s 12,000 public FT members, staff, partner agencies, and local patient and community organisations.

Light refreshments will be available from 5pm, with the formal meeting starting at 6pm. To book your place contact 0161 922 3090 or   

The Trust’s Annual Report 2014/15 will be made available after the meeting on the Trust website at You can follow the Trust on Twitter @pennineacutenhs.