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#EndPJparalysis activities across the Northern Care Alliance
Vote Northern Care Alliance for their work getting hospital patients up, dressed and moving safely

Staff at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group have been shortlisted for three awards for their contribution to a national patient safety initiative and now go to a public vote to decide the winners.

06 August 2018
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Nurse recruitment drive in full flow at Northern Care Alliance

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group has been busy strengthening its workforce with a number of successful recruitment drives recently.

31 July 2018
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Fairfield General Hospital’s irregular heart rhythm service treats 1,000th patient

THE cardioversion service, which treats patients with irregular heartbeat rhythms, is celebrating after treating its 1,000th patient.

26 July 2018
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‘Catering Unwrapped’ – Food tasting event 15 August

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group is hosting a free food tasting event at the Broadoak Restaurant, Fairfield General Hospital on Wednesday 15 August from 2.00pm until 3.30pm.

23 July 2018
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Fairfield’s ‘national treasure’ Irena has 50 years NHS service

IRENA Grindrod, a Bed Manager from Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, is celebrating 50 years of NHS service as the NHS turns 70 years old – it’s no wonder her colleagues refer to her as a ‘national treasure.’

09 July 2018
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Mayor celebrates NHS 70th birthday in new ‘Bloom and Revive’ stroke garden

The Mayor of Bury celebrated 70 years of our beloved NHS at Fairfield General Hospital today at the official opening of a new therapeutic garden for stroke patients.

05 July 2018
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Northern Care Alliance staff join colleagues across the country to attend national NHS 70th celebration event at Westminster Abbey

Eight members of staff from the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group will be travelling to London on 5 July to attend a national celebration at Westminster Abbey which will pay tribute to NHS staff and patients.

05 July 2018
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45 years each and still going strong in the NHS

AS the NHS turns 70 years old on Thursday (5 July) two long serving nurses and close friends from Bury & Rochdale Care Organisation are celebrating 90 years of service between them.

05 July 2018
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Celebrating 70 years of the NHS in 1948-style at Fairfield General Hospital

Patients, relatives and staff could be forgiven for thinking they have stepped into a time warp at Fairfield General Hospital on Thursday 5 July 2018.

05 July 2018
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Health leaders gather at Salford Royal for national #EndPJparalysis conference

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group welcomed health leaders from across the country today (5 June) to a conference at Salford Royal, where ideas and best practice were shared about how health care service providers can put an end to PJ Paralysis.

05 June 2018
From left to right: Sandra Buckley, Jean Hand, Val Welden, Rita Gunshon (all volunteers), Sarah Plant (Macmillan Information & Support Assistant) and Charlotte Brosnan (Macmillan Information & Support Service Manager).
Regional award for Pennine’s Macmillan volunteer team

A team of volunteers based at North Manchester General Hospital has been named Macmillan’s Service Team of the Year for the North West.

04 June 2018
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Bowel Cancer Screening Programme celebrates 10 year anniversary with special event

THE Northern Care Alliance will be hosting an exclusive Bowel Cancer Screening Programme celebration event to mark its ten year anniversary on Friday 15 June 2018, at Fairfield General Hospital.

17 May 2018
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Alliance shortlisted for three GM Health & Care Champions awards

THE Northern Care Alliance has been shortlisted for three awards in the first ever Greater Manchester Health and Care Champion Awards.

02 May 2018
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Hospitals back national campaign to get patients up, dressed and mobile to speed their recovery

PATIENTS at five hospitals in Greater Manchester are being encouraged and supported to get out of bed, put on some clothes and become active in order to aid their recovery time following a stay in hospital.

17 April 2018
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Stroke Services Excel at Northern Care Alliance

STROKE services at The Northern Care Alliance, which are based at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury and Salford Royal are amongst the very best in the country.

11 April 2018
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Northern Care Alliance teams shortlisted six times for patient safety awards

SIX teams from across the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group have been shortlisted in the Health Service Journal’s annual Patient Safety Awards.

04 April 2018
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The Royal Oldham Hospital Gynaecology Macmillan nurses are starting to ‘make noise’ for ovarian cancer awareness month

THE Royal Oldham Hospital gynaecology Macmillan nurses will be spreading the word about the symptoms of ovarian cancer for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month this March.

14 March 2018
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CQC finds new leadership at Pennine Acute Trust are turning things around with significant improvement across all its hospitals

A REPORT published today (1 March 2018) by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that significant improvements have been made across every hospital run by The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust since its last inspection in 2016, with 70% of the aspects of the services inspected now rated as either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’.

01 March 2018