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A new endoscopy unit has opened at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury

A NEW Greater Manchester Endoscopy Modular Unit based at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury has begun treating its first patients.

19 January 2021
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Ballroom dancer donates £2,000 to Salford Royal’s haematology unit

A ballroom dancer who is battling an aggressive blood cancer has donated £2,000 to Salford Royal’s haematology unit after inspiring his friends to take on a 14-hour walk to the world famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

15 January 2021
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New Greater Manchester Covid Vaccination Centre at Etihad Campus sees its first patients

THE first patients to be vaccinated at the new Greater Manchester NHS Vaccination Centre have spoken of their “relief” to be getting the life-saving jab.

12 January 2021
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Greater Manchester’s COVID-19 vaccination centre to open next week

ONE of the first seven Covid-19 Vaccination Centres in the country will open and begin vaccinating the public and healthcare staff for Greater Manchester on Monday (11 January).

09 January 2021
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Patients receive first Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines in Greater Manchester at Rochdale Infirmary as part of national rollout

Patients over the age of 80 attending their scheduled outpatients appointments at Rochdale Infirmary became the first people in Greater Manchester to receive the new Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine this week, after the hospital’s Pharmacy team took delivery of the vaccine on Monday (4 January).

07 January 2021
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Go-ahead for major development at The Royal Oldham Hospital

A green light has been given to a £28million four-storey extension to the main hospital site building at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

06 January 2021
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A tribute to Professor Donal O’Donoghue OBE

Northern Care Alliance NHS Group Chief Executive Raj Jain has paid tribute to our well-known and well-regarded friend and colleague Professor Donal O’Donoghue following the sad news of his death.

05 January 2021
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British Empire Medal honours Cath and Wendy’s COVID-19 work

Two of the Northern Care Alliance (NCA) NHS Group’s nurses have been honoured in the New Year’s Honours list 2021 to recognise their tremendous roles throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  

30 December 2020
GM Cancer hub shortlisted for COVID-19 award

The Greater Manchester Surgical Cancer Hub has been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Local Covid-19 Response Partnership Award’ at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2021.

23 December 2020
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Visiting suspension – for patients and families

Visiting is suspended with immediate effect and until further notice.


22 December 2020
Dr Chris Brooks, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Medical Officer
Emergency Care at The Royal Oldham Hospital – NCA asks public to #HelpUsHelpYou

Christmas is a busy time for the Northern Care Alliance’s four Emergency Departments including the A&E at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

21 December 2020
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New Chair appointed for the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) – the local NHS organisation that runs hospitals and community healthcare services in Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and Salford – has announced the appointment of its new Chair.

21 December 2020
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First colorectal robotic surgery takes place

Salford Royal’s first Colorectal robotic surgery took place successfully this week. Using the Da Vinci Xi system, surgeons operate a robot as a tool to perform complex surgical procedures.

18 December 2020
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Local hospital group shortlisted for three national HSJ Partnership Awards

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group which operates hospitals and community services in Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale has been shortlisted for three national healthcare awards.

16 December 2020
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A singer, ex-international footballer, bishop and 130 school children among those who thank Greater Manchester NHS staff in new charity video

The ‘Care this Christmas’ video has been put together by NorthCare Charity to help raise morale among Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) staff and patients across Bury, Oldham, Rochdale and Salford over the festive period.

11 December 2020
Royal Oldham Hospital laundry team scoop prestigious national award
Royal Oldham Hospital laundry team scoop prestigious national award

The laundry team at The Royal Oldham Hospital are celebrating after scooping a prestigious laundry industry award at this year’s Laundry and Dry Cleaning Awards 2020.

10 December 2020
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Salford Royal hospital hub vaccinates first patients in GM as part of NHS’s biggest ever vaccination programme

SALFORD Royal hospital, part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA), has today started to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine to Greater Manchester patients, local care home staff, and NHS frontline staff today, in a first positive step towards normality for the region’s communities.

08 December 2020
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Artist decorates NCA hospital entrance windows with stunning festive visuals thanks to NorthCare Charity

NorthCare Charity has teamed up with a window artist to create colourful festive scenes at the entrance to all four Northern Care Alliance (NCA) NHS Group hospitals as a thank you to all staff and patients.

01 December 2020
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NCA hospitals light up for Grief Awareness Week

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is lighting up its hospitals in Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale to mark national Grief Awareness Week, which runs from 2 to 8 December 2020.

01 December 2020
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Northern Care Alliance becomes first NHS organisation to adopt new secure communications system for neurosurgery during Covid-19

Salford Royal, part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA), has become the first hospital to adopt a new and secure medical communications system.

26 November 2020
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Brighter future for patients and staff thanks to £300k from NHS Charities Together

More than £300,000 worth of improvements will be made across the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) to benefit the wellbeing of staff, patients and visitors thanks to funding from NHS Charities Together.

25 November 2020
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Volunteer for new Covid-19 vaccine study

People in Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside and Bury can help to save more lives during the Covid-19 pandemic by getting involved in vaccine research.

22 November 2020
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Research to examine antibiotic treatment for sepsis in Covid-19

An internationally important research study is looking to improve the use of antibiotics for patients with Covid-19 at risk of sepsis.

22 November 2020
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NCA shortlisted for two national 2020 HSJ Awards

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is delighted to announce that its Freedom to Speak Up team and its Inclusion Centre of Excellence team have both been shortlisted for national 2020 HSJ Awards.

20 November 2020
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Virology team scoop national award for innovative Covid-19 testing protocol

A scientific innovation by a group of 25 specialist staff has led to a prestigious national award for the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group.

19 November 2020
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Covid patient in hospital since March is discharged fit and well

AN amazing COVID-19 recovery story unfolded today at the Rochdale Infirmary Floyd Unit when Oldham patient Gary Dissington was finally discharged home to his family.

13 November 2020
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Patient Information - Pausing routine and non-urgent scheduled hospital care

Staff across our hospitals have been working incredibly hard to manage the increased number of patients with Covid in our hospitals alongside providing routine care.

06 November 2020
New smartphone App speeds up treatment and recovery of wounds

This week heralded a new digital era for wound management patients across Greater Manchester. 

04 November 2020
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Healthcare via your TV now being delivered to homes in Oldham

GPs and community healthcare staff in Oldham are now talking to respiratory patients via their TV screens, as part of new trial.

03 November 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