News Archive

Press Releases archive from October 2015
Flu Vaccination
Staff at Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust join forces to help beat the flu bug

STAFF and volunteers at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust’s four hospitals and community services have been helping to beat the seasonal winter flu bug and protect patients thanks to a huge push to get themselves vaccinated.

28 October 2015
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Trust shortlisted as regional finalists in NHS North West Leadership Recognition Awards

THE Community Pharmacy Team at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has been shortlisted in the NHS Innovator category at the NHS North West Leadership Recognition Awards 2015.

20 October 2015
Physio leg
Free health talk on how to stay in control of Pain - 18th November 2015 at Fairfield General Hospital

ON Wednesday 18th November, senior physiotherapists from The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will be hosting a free public talk on persistent pain, and how to be in more control of it, to be held at Fairfield General Hospital, Bury at its Education Centre (2-3pm).

20 October 2015
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£1m investment as Trust recruits 40 new maternity healthcare support staff

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has successfully recruited 40 additional new maternity healthcare support workers following an investment of over £1m in a drive to improve the individual experience of women and babies born in the Trust’s two maternity departments at North Manchester General Hospital and The Royal Oldham Hospital.

15 October 2015
Press statement - Diagnostics

Patient safety and the quality of care we provide to our patients is our top priority.

14 October 2015
Stroke unit at Fairfield General Hospital is best performing in the UK

Fairfield General Hospital’s specialist stroke unit is now the best performing Hyper-acute Stroke unit in the country according to Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) data gathered by the Royal College of Physicians.

14 October 2015
baby memorial
Baby footprints leading the way to baby loss coffee morning at The Royal Oldham Hospital – 17 October

 PINK and blue baby footprints will lead the way to breaking the silence and taboo of baby loss at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

12 October 2015
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Six extra diabetic eye screening locations announced following patient engagement

Following a patient engagement review of the North East Manchester Eye Screening Programme and with NHS England approval there will be an increase in the number of places to screen eyes, from six locations to 12 locations.

12 October 2015
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Fairfield General Hospital to invest in new MRI scanner

A NEW Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner will be purchased for Fairfield General Hospital meaning Bury patients will no longer have to travel to Rochdale to be scanned.

09 October 2015
Pennine security
Physical assaults on staff fall for second consecutive year

The number of reported physical assaults against staff working at The Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust has fallen for the second year in a row, down from 207 reported in 2013/14 to 171 in 2014/15.

07 October 2015
Maggies centre TROH
Maggie’s Oldham applies for planning permission

Maggie’s, the charity that provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends has applied for planning permission to bring a Maggie’s Centre to Oldham. Built within the grounds of The Royal Oldham Hospital, the new Centre will complement the excellent clinical care offered by the hospital and will be the charity’s second Centre in Greater Manchester, following in the footsteps of Maggie’s at The Christie.

05 October 2015
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Successful launch of North Manchester Macmillan Palliative Care Support Service

More than 130 clinicians, allied health professionals, patients and carers attended the launch of the new palliative care service for North Manchester.

05 October 2015
dementia story
New dementia garden at The Royal Oldham Hospital, thanks to the Hospital League of Friends

THE Mayor and Mayoress of Oldham Councillor Ateeque Ur-Rehman and Councillor Yasmin Toor and Hospital League of Friends members joined hospital staff and patients at the opening of a dementia garden at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

01 October 2015
Rochdale staff
Rochdale Infirmary staff walk for a world without dementia

STAFF from Rochdale Infirmary’s Urgent Care Centre, Clinical Assessment Unit, Oasis Unit (for dementia patients) and the newly opened Intermediate Care Unit joined forces and pulled on their walking boots on Saturday 26th September 2015 to take part in a sponsored Memory Walk for dementia.

01 October 2015