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Coronavirus Volunteer Responder Roles

We are looking for individuals who can support us with an ever changing landscape in response to the Coronavirus Emergency Plan work within volunteering. 

31 March 2020
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Visiting suspension – for patients and families

Visiting is suspended with immediate effect and until further notice.

21 March 2020
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COVID-19 Media Statement

Sadly, we can confirm that two patients being treated for COVID-19 have died in our specialist regional Infectious Diseases unit at North Manchester General Hospital.

15 March 2020
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Bury Special School Nurses celebrate innovation award

The Bury Special School Nursing Team, based at Elms Bank School and Millwood Primary School, have been successful in their bid to the Queen’s Nursing Institute Funds for Innovation Programme 2020.

10 March 2020
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North Manchester General Hospital advice to public following sad death of a patient with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Infectious Diseases Unit

We can confirm that sadly a patient being treated for COVID-19 has died at our specialist regional Infectious Diseases unit at North Manchester General Hospital.

08 March 2020
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North Manchester bee project aims to create buzz

North Manchester General Hospital has launched a competition to celebrate being gifted a 2ft bee sculpture.

03 March 2020
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A coronavirus case has been confirmed in Bury

A coronavirus case has been confirmed in Bury. The patient who is a Bury resident has been taken to a specialist NHS infection centre.

01 March 2020
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NCA to host free heart failure talk on 26 March in Oldham

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is inviting local residents and NCA group members to a free talk about heart failure on 26 March at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

28 February 2020
North Manchester staff show their commitment to trans inclusion
North Manchester General Hospital staff proud to be flag bearers for inclusivity

North Manchester General Hospital staff showed their support for trans awareness as the organisation marked LGBT History Month with a month of activities designed to support colleagues to be more intentionally inclusive towards all LGBTQ+ people.

28 February 2020
Meet the North Manchester nurses who are giving prisoners hope for a virus free future L-R Marie White, hepatitis testing lead, Sandra Bell, senior clinical assistant and Jayne Bennett, hepatitis specialist nurse
North Manchester General Hospital’s specialist team secures Hep C ‘micro-elimination status’ for three UK prisons

A specialist health team from North Manchester General Hospital has secured hepatitis C ‘micro-elimination status’ for three  prisons where they provide an ‘in-reach’ service.

28 February 2020
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World renowned orchestra provides musical oasis at Rochdale Infirmary

The gentle lilt of classical music drifted along the corridors of Rochdale Infirmary yesterday as patients and visitors to the Oasis Unit were treated to a private recital by members of the award winning Hallé Orchestra.

27 February 2020
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Mum praises outstanding care her son received at Fairfield A&E

Beth Turnpenny, a Consultant in Acute and Respiratory Medicine at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury has praised the care given to her son James after a fall at nursery.

25 February 2020
Toddle For Teddy helps raise vital funds for The Royal Oldham's NICU Ward
'Toddle for Teddy' helps raise vital funds for The Royal Oldham's NICU Ward

The family and friends of a set of premature twins born at The Royal Oldham Hospital have helped raise vital funds for the hospital’s neonatal unit.

21 February 2020
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Best in GM as Rochdale’s caring approach frees up vital hospital beds

Rochdale is the best performing area across Greater Manchester for ensuring hundreds of patients are discharged from hospital on time.

20 February 2020
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Pioneering home care service keeping hundreds out of hospital

A visionary new care service is ensuring hundreds of elderly and vulnerable residents receive care and support in their own homes rather than hospital settings

10 February 2020
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Pennine Acute Hospitals turn major corner after CQC rate Trust as ‘Good’ from ‘Inadequate’ within three years under NCA Group

PENNINE Acute Trust hospitals are now providing safer, more reliable higher standards of care than ever before as confirmed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following its latest inspection.

07 February 2020
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Come and hear how the NCA will continue to deliver first class patient centred care at its hospitals

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is inviting local residents and trust members to a talk about how it will continue to deliver first class patient centred care at its hospitals in Salford, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester.

05 February 2020
Oldham College art students create brilliant artwork for Children's Ward
Oldham College art students create brilliant artwork for children's ward at The Royal Oldham

Fine Art students from Oldham College have unveiled some fantastic artwork created especially for the Children’s Ward at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

04 February 2020
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World Cancer Day 2020 - Pathway Navigators at The Royal Oldham help support patients with cancer

It’s World Cancer Day on 4th February and The Royal Oldham Hospital is marking this important awareness day by highlighting the range of information, support and advice available to patients, should they ever find themselves in the unenviable position of facing a potential cancer diagnosis.

04 February 2020
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World Cancer Day - Patient receives cancer-free diagnosis day before his 57th birthday

After surgery at North Manchester General Hospital, colon cancer survivor Mark is celebrating being cancer free this World Cancer Day (4th February).

04 February 2020
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NCA hospitals in Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester introduce new hospital reminder appointments by text

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) has launched a new patient online appointment management service at its hospitals in Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester.

03 February 2020
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World Cancer Day celebrations at The Royal Oldham

World Cancer Day will take place on 4th February and care organisations across the Northern Care Alliance Group will be hosting activities and events to mark this important awareness day.

03 February 2020
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Coronavirus - Robust plans in place to keep staff and public safe

Our hospitals and services provided across the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group have robust plans and procedures in place to deal with the Wuhan novel coronavirus and any possible cases being presented to our hospitals. 

31 January 2020
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Bury hospital ward celebrates nursing achievement

Ward 8 at the Northern Care Alliance’s (NCA) Fairfield General Hospital is celebrating delivering the best care possible for their patients by becoming accredited as Safe, Clean and Personal Care every time (SCAPE).

30 January 2020
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New technology makes health and social care record sharing a reality

People living in Oldham are to benefit from new technology that allows their health and social care records to be shared securely with the professionals involved in their care. Previously, only a person’s GP records could be viewed by authorised health or social care professionals.

28 January 2020
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50 years on from President Nixon’s war on cancer – Are we winning?

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is inviting local residents and NCA group members to a free talk that will examine how much cancer treatment has progressed in the 50 years since President Nixon declared war on the disease.

27 January 2020
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Bury residents invited along to a free talk on tinnitus

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is inviting Bury residents to a free talk about tinnitus at Prestwich Library on 4 February, 2pm – 3pm to coincide with Tinnitus Awareness Week (3-9 Feb).

24 January 2020
Cervical Cancer Awareness Week 2020 - Julie Dale
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week - 20th - 26th January

This year, Cervical Cancer Prevention Week will run from 20th – 26th January 2020 and patients and staff across the Northern Care Alliance are being reminded about the importance of women having regular cervical smear tests.  

22 January 2020
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Elderly Salford, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester residents invited to NCA’s free ‘Staying Steady and Keeping Fit at Home’ talk

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is inviting elderly local residents and trust members to a free talk at Rochdale Infirmary, which will give advice about how older people can prevent falls at home and keep fit and healthy in old age.

17 January 2020
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MBE for Michelle after 44 years nursing in Manchester

MICHELLE Proudman, former nurse at North Manchester Care Organisation, which runs North Manchester General Hospital, has been awarded an MBE for services to community nursing in the 2020 New Year’s Honours List.

13 January 2020
International Year of the Nurse and Midwife
International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

The year 2020 has been designated by the World Health Organisation as the first ever International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

08 January 2020