Latest Press Releases

Press Releases
Pennine security
Press statement re staff robberies at The Royal Oldham

We have stepped up security at The Royal Oldham Hospital after a number of staff robberies.

18 March 2019
Nutrition and Hydration Week - Health care staff highlight the importance of good nutrition for elderly patients
Health staff highlight the importance of a healthy diet for elderly patients

Health and social care staff in Oldham are supporting a national campaign to highlight the importance of good nutrition and hydration for patients.

14 March 2019
Jessica and Michael Greaves with Simon Mehigan and maternity unit staff
Oldham couple raise vital funds for Royal Oldham Hospital maternity units

Losing a baby can be one of the toughest things that a parent ever has to face, but one brave couple from Oldham have used the loss of their son Dexter to support other parents on the maternity units at The Royal Oldham Hospital by fundraising with family and friends.

06 March 2019
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Rochdale Infirmary shortlisted in Student Nursing Times 2019 Awards

THE Wolstenholme Intermediate Care Unit at Rochdale Infirmary has been shortlisted for a national award in the Student Nursing Times 2019 Awards.

04 March 2019
Delirium day
Members of the public invited to Greater Manchester World Delirium Awareness Day event

Greater Manchester members of the public and professionals are being invited to attend a free information event about Delirium, part of World Delirium Awareness Day on Wednesday 13 March, 10:00 – 15:00 at the Post-Graduate Centre, North Manchester General Hospital.

28 February 2019
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GDE Fast Follower funding agreement announcement

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has been given the go ahead to deliver an exciting new programme of digital health technology and electronic patient pathways by NHS England.

28 February 2019
Pharmacy Team at The Royal Oldham
Pharmacy team at The Royal Oldham helps speed up discharge for patients

The Pharmacy Team at The Royal Oldham Hospital are working with ward nurses and doctors to help speed up the time it takes for patients to be discharged from hospital.

26 February 2019
Nicola Firth - Royal Oldham Director of Nursing and Interim Chief Officer
The Royal Oldham counts the cost of missed patient appointments

The Royal Oldham Hospital is asking patients who are unable to attend their hospital appointment to do the right thing; cancel or rearrange it and free up the slot for other patients, after recent data highlighted the financial cost of patients not attending.

26 February 2019
Sir David Dalton
Workforce race equality: it’s time to make a difference in Greater Manchester

Can you imagine the day when a black woman is as likely to be shortlisted for a senior position as her white colleague or that an Asian man is no more likely to enter the disciplinary process than a white man? Greater Manchester can.

25 February 2019
Mike Lee - Nursing Associate at The Royal Oldham Hospital
The Royal Oldham Hospital welcomes new nursing associates

The Royal Oldham Hospital and other local hospitals managed by the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group are set to welcome the first wave of new Nursing Associates, with 13 new Nursing Associates due to start work on wards at the Royal Oldham this month.

19 February 2019
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
LGBT flag web
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
OG Cancer Team
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
Breast Pump Donation   NICU web
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
GMCA
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