Why Choose Us

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The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the North West and the largest non-teaching hospital trust in North England.

We employ over 9,000 staff and provide high quality general and specialist hospital services to approximately 820,000 residents across the north east of Greater Manchester in Bury, Prestwich, North Manchester, Middleton, Heywood, Oldham, Rochdale and parts of East Lancashire.

The Trust has an annual operating budget of £0.5bn and runs four hospitals: North Manchester General Hospital, The Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital in Bury and Rochdale Infirmary. We also provide a range of community services for North Manchester.

We work with local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Manchester, Bury, Oldham, Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale and East Lancashire to plan, develop and commission healthcare services for local people.

Our clinical services are organised within four divisions: surgery, medicine and community, women and children and diagnostic and clinical support. These four divisions work together to provide integrated care across all our services.

In 2012/13, we spent over £38m on capital programmes to maintain and improve our physical estate and on smaller projects to develop and improve clinical frontline services.

Quality of Care

The Trust’s mission statement is “to provide the very best care to each patient on every occasion.”

Our staff understand the importance of this pledge and work hard to ensure this is delivered every day to every patient that we care for. It underpins everything we do.

To continue to support the delivery of this mission statement, we have four key areas within our strategic corporate objectives, which place quality of care and clinical improvement as a key priority throughout the Trust.

 To improve clinical effectiveness and safety

  • To reduce mortality
  • To reduce harm
  • To improve the patient experience.

Quality of care is the cornerstone of everything we do. Particular attention is given to:

  • Quality Assurance – meeting standards and targets that are expected from regulatory bodies through safe and reliable systems and processes.
  • Quality Improvement - where the quality of care exceeds the minimum requirements and compares with the best in its class.