Latest Press Releases

Press Releases
Steve Rumbelow Oasis Unit web
Chief Exec of Rochdale Council drops in to meet patients and staff at Rochdale Infirmary

Steve Rumbelow, Chief Executive at Rochdale Borough Council met with staff and patients at Rochdale Infirmary’s Oasis dementia unit yesterday.

12 February 2019
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Join us for our free mortuary talk and virtual tour

The Royal Oldham Hospital is inviting local residents and trust members to join them for a free mortuary talk and ‘virtual’ tour, to find out more about the hospital’s mortuary and the services it provides.

12 February 2019
CQC maternity web
CQC survey of new mums’ experiences of maternity care at Royal Oldham and North Manchester hospitals shows significant improvement

A CARE Quality Commission (CQC) survey of women who gave birth at The Royal Oldham Hospital and North Manchester General Hospital in 2018 reveals a marked improvement in their experience when compared to the same survey carried out in 2017.

11 February 2019
Royal Oldham Staff mark World Cancer Day with Maggies open day event
Royal Oldham Hospital marks World Cancer Day with Maggies open day event

Staff at The Royal Oldham Hospital supported World Cancer Day on Monday 4th February by joining with local healthcare partner organisations including Maggie’s Oldham, Macmillan Cancer Support and The Christie, at a special open day event.

05 February 2019
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Salford, Oldham, Rochdale and North Manchester hospitals raise and display the rainbow flag on behalf of NCA to celebrate LGBT History Month

The flagpoles at Salford Royal, The Royal Oldham and Rochdale Infirmary and a bespoke staff designed notice board at North Manchester General Hospital are proudly displaying rainbow flags to help raise awareness of LBGT History Month this February, and to show the Northern Care Alliance’s (NCA) support for this important event.

04 February 2019
Christie at Oldham web
Oldham people invited to apply to be a governor of their local hospital group

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group is inviting members of the public in Oldham who are interested in health to apply to become a local governor for the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group.

30 January 2019
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Vascular ward at The Royal Oldham is rated green for nursing

STAFF on the T3 vascular ward at The Royal Oldham Hospital are celebrating after being rated green in the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group’s (NCA) Nursing Assessment and Accreditation System (NAAS).

29 January 2019
Raj Jain web
Northern Care Alliance NHS Group announces appointment of new Chief Executive

The Group Committees in Common and Council of Governors at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group have announced the appointment of Mr Raj Jain as its new Chief Executive. 

28 January 2019
Mini Jaison - Diabetes Link Nurse
Diabetes Link Nurse Mini helps patients avoid health complications in hospital

A Diabetes Link Nurse at The Royal Oldham Hospital is leading the way in helping to ensure that patients with diabetes avoid any complications with their care and treatment as a result of them having diabetes.

25 January 2019
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Awards shortlist hat-trick for Salford (part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group)

Salford Royal (part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group) and its partners have been shortlisted in three separate categories in this year’s Health Service Journal Partnership Awards.

25 January 2019
AKI web
“Acute Kidney Injury – Facts and Challenges”– 5 Feb

A DOCTOR from Salford Royal Hospital is inviting Trust members, staff and the public to come to the hospital and find out more about Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), as part of a free talk on Tuesday 5 February, at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury.

22 January 2019
JAG web
Top accreditation for Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester Endoscopy units

ONE of largest Endoscopy Services in the country which operates Endoscopy units at The Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, North Manchester General Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary, treating thousands of patients every year, has achieved the top accreditation by the Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (JAG).

18 January 2019
Dr Masroor
North Manchester hospital invites local residents to free talk about arthritis

A doctor from North Manchester General Hospital is inviting members of the public to come to the hospital and find out more about arthritis.

18 January 2019
Smear for Smear
Hospitals to support Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Specialist nurses at The Royal Oldham Hospital and North Manchester General Hospital are supporting Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (21 – 27 January 2019)

17 January 2019
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Breast pump donation to Royal Oldham NICU helps support new mums

The fantastic fundraising efforts of an Oldham Council officer has helped to provide a new breast pump for mums in the Neonatal Unit at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

14 January 2019
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Support for people affected by New Year’s Eve Manchester attack

Support is available for people affected by the New Year’s Eve stabbings at Manchester Victoria Station.

02 January 2019
Victoria Dickens
MBE for services to physiotherapy for Victoria Dickens

Congratulations to our colleague Victoria Dickens who has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours List with an MBE for her services to Physiotherapy.

02 January 2019
Some of the talented Trinity High School students with their artwork in NMGH Paediatric ED
Youngsters get creative at North Manchester General Hospital

A group of students from Trinity High School in Manchester have had their original artwork officially unveiled in North Manchester General Hospital.

28 December 2018
Hot rod car club brings festive cheer to Royal Oldham children's ward
Hot rod car club brings festive cheer to Royal Oldham children's ward

A hot rod car club brought a load of festive cheer to The Royal Oldham Hospital, when they roared into the hospital grounds laden with Christmas gifts for the children currently staying on the Children’s Ward.

24 December 2018
Staff, mums and babies celebrate Christmas with SPOONS
Charity’s Christmas thank-you to neonatal unit workers

Staff working with premature babies at North Manchester General Hospital and The Royal Oldham Hospital have been thanked for all their hard work, with a selection of edible treats from Greater Manchester neonatal support charity, SPOONS.

21 December 2018
Volunteers Janice and Ann at the Christmas Charity Stall
Festive outfits raise funds for North Manchester General Hospital charity

Fundraisers at North Manchester General Hospital have been selling Christmas outfits to raise money for the hospital’s charitable fund.

21 December 2018
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A&E doctors and nurses in Salford, Oldham, Bury, and North Manchester ask public ‘help us, help you, stay well this winter’

DOCTORS and nurses from the four local A&E departments and Urgent Care Centre (UCC) operated by the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) are asking the public to think carefully and consider which health service to use, so they can help you stay well this winter, and keep free A&E for emergencies and those who are critically ill.

20 December 2018
Oldham Athletic visit to children's unit
Oldham Athletic spread festive cheer at The Royal Oldham Children's Ward

Oldham Athletic FC players and staff have helped to spread a bit of festive cheer with a visit to the children’s ward at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

19 December 2018
New sensory space opened in children's A&E department at The Royal Oldham
New sensory space opened in children's A&E department at The Royal Oldham

A fantastic new sensory space has been officially opened by the Mayor of Oldham, Cllr Javid Iqbal in the Children’s A&E Department at The Royal Oldham Hospital, thanks to grant funding received from SicKids Charity and The Royal Oldham League of Friends.

19 December 2018
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Rochdale Infirmary hosts special event for homeless community

OVER 40 homeless people from the Rochdale area attended a special evening at Rochdale Infirmary set up to check out their health, provide them with some new clothes, and lay on some light entertainment for them in the run up to Christmas.

18 December 2018
Link4Pink charity celebrates its 10th anniversary
Link4Pink charity celebrates its 10th anniversary

The Royal Oldham Hospital’s Link4Pink breast cancer charity is celebrating its 10th anniversary and it marked the occasion with a thank you event for its dedicated volunteers to thank them for their tireless work over the past 10 years, raising vital funds for the charity.

13 December 2018
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Celebrating 10 years of the Northern Care Alliance’s Nursing Assessment and Accreditation System

Nursing teams across the Northern Care Alliance are celebrating a scheme which has become the bedrock of their work to improve standards for patients over the past 10 years.

11 December 2018
Jill Delaney and HIV specialist nursing team colleagues
HIV specialist nurses fundraise for World AIDS Day at North Manchester General Hospital

A team of specialist nurses at North Manchester General Hospital has launched a new fund to help support some of their most vulnerable patients living with HIV.

06 December 2018
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Protect yourself before flu season hits - over 65s urged to get their jab sorted

Health bosses are encouraging older people to sort their free flu jab and get protected well ahead of winter.

30 November 2018
Inclusive top 50 web
Northern Care Alliance NHS Group recognised nationally for its inclusive hospitals and community services

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group has been ranked number 25 in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List in recognition of its continued dedication to workplace diversity.

30 November 2018
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Staff on Royal Oldham Children’s Ward thank public for generous donations to help make Christmas special for poorly kids

THE staff working on the Children’s Ward at The Royal Oldham Hospital would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who has donated money, gifts and treats to help make Christmas special this year for the poorly kids on the ward.

28 November 2018
Ward 11a celebrate achieving the highest green NAAS score to date
Stroke ward celebrates green NAAS

Staff on Ward 11A are celebrating after achieving 13 green standards  in the Nursing Assessment and Accreditation System (NAAS) - the best ratings since the NAAS scheme was established at Pennine Acute Trust in 2016.

 

27 November 2018
Specialist Nurse Lynne
Nurses invite Rochdale community to find out more about liver disease

Nurses from the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group are inviting the public to find out more about liver disease at a free talk on Wednesday 5th December 2018 at Rochdale Infirmary.

26 November 2018
Diabetes Team Insulin Safety Improvement Award
Royal Oldham Diabetes Team receive award for insulin safety improvements

The Diabetes Team at The Royal Oldham Hospital are celebrating after being awarded runners up position in this year’s Insulin Safety Week Excellence Awards 2018.

26 November 2018
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NHS staff recognised at Northern Care Alliance NHS Group’s first ever Staff Awards

STAFF from hospitals, community and social care services in Salford, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester celebrated long into the night at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group’s inaugural Staff Awards evening held on Friday 16 November 2018, at the Sheridan Suite, Manchester.

20 November 2018
Sir David Dalton
Chief Executive Sir David Dalton announces he is to retire next year

GROUP Chief Executive of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, Sir David Dalton, has today written to all staff across the organisation of his plan to retire from his post as Chief Executive on 31 March 2019.

19 November 2018