News Archive

Press Releases archive from April 2020
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Help Us Help You: NHS urges public to get care when they need it

The head of the NHS has today launched a major new drive to persuade the public to seek the urgent care and treatment they need.

25 April 2020
Clap of honour for Colleen

Grandmother-of-three Colleen was given a clap of honour after being discharged from Salford Royal where she was being treated for COVID-19.

23 April 2020
Julie’s NHS Nightingale Hospital mission

47 years’ nursing experience and working in humanitarian situations across the globe stood a paediatric nurse consultant in good stead when she was asked to help set up the NHS Nightingale Hospital North West within a fortnight.

23 April 2020
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Staff and volunteers produce thousands of protective visors for frontline workers

A team of staff from Salford Royal have helped to design and make thousands of protective visors for colleagues working on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic.

23 April 2020
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Children’s artwork is a stellar addition to COVID ward

Youngsters from Norden Community Primary School have brought some ‘galactic’ cheer to Fairfield General’s ward 11, newly named Apollo 11.

22 April 2020
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Loved ones invited to 'Send a Letter' to patients across Northern Care Alliance NHS Group to keep in touch during Covid-19

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) has launched a new way for families to keep in contact with their loved ones in hospital during the Covid-19 crisis.

20 April 2020
NCA Covid-19 Donations Gallery

During the Covid-19 crisis our local communities, businesses and individuals have stepped up and contributed generously to our staff and patients.

18 April 2020
GM Mayor praises Manchester Metropolitan University’s Fashion Institute innovation and support for frontline NHS workers

British clothing manufacturers are being asked to come forward to produce medical scrubs and gowns in bulk, based on a technical template developed at speed by Manchester Metropolitan University garment technicians to help in the frontline NHS fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

17 April 2020
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F1 Mercedes kit aids ground-breaking COVID-19 Ventilation study treating patients in Fairfield General Hospital, Bury

The first UK patients have started taking part in an important research study comparing the effectiveness of three new ventilation methods for Covid-19.

16 April 2020
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Rochdale Infirmary remodelled to enable life-saving cancer surgery during COVID-19

Rochdale Infirmary, part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, has been remodelled so that patients across the region requiring urgent cancer-related surgical procedures are able to receive that treatment, saving lives and supporting the Greater Manchester Cancer Strategy.

15 April 2020
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Easter Bunny Fun at The Royal Oldham

We might be in the middle of lockdown, but there was still fun to be had this Easter when the Easter Bunny decided to make a surprise appearance at The Royal Oldham Hospital, much to the delight of patients and staff.

14 April 2020
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CEO thanks Man Utd for generous donation

Raj Jain, Chief Executive Officer at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group has thanked Manchester United Football Club for delivering over 3,500 Manchester United gifts for staff at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

11 April 2020
Hospital trusts thank local communities and launch new system to help streamline donation process

Hospital teams across Bury, Oldham, Rochdale and Salford that form the Northern Care Alliance (NCA) have thanked their local communities for the generous donations that are flooding in during the Covid19 crisis.

10 April 2020
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Special thanks to children and families supporting our NHS staff through COVID19….including from superstar David Beckham!

The children of staff members at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA), which runs local hospitals and community healthcare, have been thanked for their important contribution to the organisation as it faces the COVID-19 pandemic.

09 April 2020