‘Tough but Tiny’ Neonatal Talk at The Royal Oldham Hospital – 17th October

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‘Tough but Tiny’ Neonatal Talk at The Royal Oldham Hospital – 17th October
29 September 2016

A consultant neonatologist from The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will be giving a special free talk and presentation for the public and Trust members about neonatal services at the education centre at The Royal Oldham Hospital on Monday 17th October, 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Delegates will be given the opportunity to learn about the neonatal services provided at the Trust, including an update on the new tertiary level service at The Royal Oldham Hospital. 

The Pennine Acute Trust helps women deliver around 10,000 babies per year and the neonatal service at Pennine also accepts babies for the highest level of care from other hospitals across Greater Manchester, the Northwest and even further afield.  The teams at Oldham care for nearly 670 babies a year of which around half require intensive care.

The talk will be given by Dr Lydia Bowden, consultant neonatologist and parent, Kirsten Mitchell, founder member of SPOONS (Supporting Parents of Oldham Neonates) a charity/support group set up by parents for parents.

Dr Bowden said: “Exciting progress in our understanding of prematurity and scientific and technical advances mean that many tiny babies can now be helped. Despite an intensive care environment, we try hard to develop a family centred approach, and we would like to share with you some exciting developments from the service in our Trust.”

The Royal Oldham Hospital multi-million pound maternity unit and specialist neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) opened in December 2012.   The women and children’s facility includes a purpose-built four storey building, with antenatal wards, labour delivery rooms, obstetric theatres, a midwife-led birth centre, postnatal rooms, a children’s unit and a state of art level 3 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

The event is free and is one of a series of ‘Medicine for Members’ events arranged to give the public and the Trust’s public members a greater insight into their local hospital and the services it provides. So far, more than 12,500 people have signed up to become Trust members. 

To book your place contact Angela Greenwood on 01706 517302 or email membership@pat.nhs.uk