News Archive

Press Releases archive from October 2020
Dr Chris Brooks, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Medical Officer
Northern Care Alliance launches infection prevention support measures to help reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) which runs hospitals in Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and Salford is seeking to reassure patients that the group’s hospital and community sites remain safe and secure for staff, patients and visitors, despite rising COVID-19 infections in the community.

27 October 2020
Kindness Collaborative at Oldham
Macmillan Information and Support Service appeal for care pack items

Chemotherapy teams at The Royal Oldham Hospital are hoping to create and distribute care packs to new patients starting treatment and they're appealing for the help and donations of the local community in Oldham.

23 October 2020
New Rainbow Clinic team at The Royal Oldham Hospital
New antenatal rainbow clinic service launched at The Royal Oldham Hospital

A new antenatal rainbow clinic service has been launched at The Royal Oldham Hospital to provide extra support for mums and dads-to-be who have previously experienced stillbirth, late miscarriage or early neonatal death in a previous pregnancy. 

19 October 2020
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‘There’s still a smile behind the mask’: Local NHS staff ask patients to follow new video guidance when coming to hospital

At the start of International Infection Prevention and Control Week, patients attending local hospitals and community appointments in Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and Salford are being asked to follow guidance and advice outlined in a new video, released this week.

19 October 2020
This is the place
New careers website launched at NCA

A new vibrant careers website has been developed for the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group.

19 October 2020
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Launch of Re-SWAN research project

Researchers in the School of Health and Social Care at London South Bank University (LSBU) working with partners from the Northern Care Alliance and Manchester University have been awarded a £100k grant from the Burdett Trust for Nursing to support research into an evaluation of end of life and bereavement care in the UK, before and during the Covid19 pandemic.

13 October 2020
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Former Chief Nurse leads the way in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for the NCA NHS Group

Former Chief Nurse of Salford Royal and the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, Elaine Inglesby-Burke CBE is one of four members of NHS staff who work across the group’s four hospitals and community services to be honoured in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

10 October 2020
Chris Outram
Trust Chair Praises Outstanding Commitment of Staff at PAT Annual Public Meeting

Trust Chair Praises Outstanding Commitment of Staff at PAT Annual Public Meeting.

09 October 2020
Dr Prudham
Digital technology used to sustain cancer care at NCA’s local hospitals

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group has been using digital technology to ensure cancer care can continue during the COVID-19 pandemic at its local hospitals in Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale.

08 October 2020
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Prime Minister gives go-ahead for major development at Salford Royal

Building work will soon get underway at Salford Royal’s new Acute Receiving Centre (ARC).

02 October 2020
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Pioneering Chief Nurse retires after 43 years NHS service

ELAINE Inglesby-Burke CBE, Group Chief Nursing Officer at Salford Royal and the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is retiring on 2 October after 43 years in the NHS.

02 October 2020
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NHS leader joins university as honorary professor

Raj Jain, Chief Executive of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA), has been appointed as an honorary professor by the University of Salford.


02 October 2020
Chris Outram
Public Invited to join Pennine Acute Trust Annual Public Meeting Online on Wednesday 7th October

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (PAT), which serves the communities of North Manchester, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and the surrounding villages and towns, is holding its Annual Public Meeting (APM) on Wednesday, 7th October, 5.30 – 6.30pm and the public is being invited to join the meeting online.

01 October 2020