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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
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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
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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
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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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Health and wellbeing service launches for Rochdale borough residents living with and beyond cancer

Local people who have been touched by cancer are invited to attend the launch of the Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale (HMR) Community Cancer Service in Middleton this month.

26 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
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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
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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
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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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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
#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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Rochdale matron is named as Queen’s Nurse

A ROCHDALE community matron has been given the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute.

20 July 2018
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Rochdale physios celebrate 70 years of keeping people active in the NHS

AS part of The NHS 70th birthday celebrations within Bury & Rochdale Care Organisation the Physiotherapy team at Rochdale Infirmary held a tea party for patients, families and staff to celebrate.

09 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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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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Oasis Dementia Unit, ‘Talk & Tour’ at Rochdale Infirmary 13 June

On Wednesday 13th June (2 – 3 pm), The Northern Care Alliance Group will be hosting a free ‘talk and tour’ of the Oasis Dementia Unit at Rochdale Infirmary.  The event will be an opportunity for staff, public and our Trust to speak with staff and patients to learn more about the condition and how to cope with it.  

04 June 2018