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NCA hospitals in Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale roll out pioneering COVID-19 bio security and infection prevention measures

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is now implementing stringent bio security and infection control measures at its hospitals to ensure patients and staff remain safe as we start to return services to normal.

22 May 2020
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Professional footballer says ‘thanks’ to local NHS heroes

Matthew James, a professional footballer who plays for Leicester city has donated two therapy tilt in space chairs worth £2000 to Fairfield General Hospital.

20 May 2020
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Renowned poet pens moving ‘swansong’ tribute to NHS end of life care team

An internationally-renowned poet has penned a moving tribute to the NHS, inspired by the caring and compassionate end of life care team at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group.

14 May 2020
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Nurses Day, 12 May – 144 aspirant nurses join NCA

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is celebrating International Nurses Day on 12 May, and 144 aspirant nurses (student nurses in their final six months of training) are joining the celebration for the first time.

12 May 2020
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Manchester City FC fan helps raise funds for The Royal Oldham Hospital

A visually-impaired Manchester City FC fan from Rochdale has been fundraising for The Royal Oldham Hospital to say thank you to NHS staff for the amazing job they are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

11 May 2020
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Knitters needed to help comfort patients

Knitters are needed to help create comforting teddy bears for patients and their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

11 May 2020
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Panda Unit creates fun character PPE visors to reassure young patients

Staff working in the children’s Panda Unit at Salford Royal have come up with an innovative way to reassure young patients during the COVID pandemic.

07 May 2020
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THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group is paying tribute to its midwives today as they continue to deliver babies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group is paying tribute to its midwives today as they continue to deliver babies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

05 May 2020
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Brendan is our 600th COVID-19 patient to recover and be discharged from hospital

Brendan Caffery, 52, from Blackley is the 600th patient to be successfully treated and discharged from the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group.

04 May 2020
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Recovery Rooms introduced at Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale hospitals to support staff wellbeing during COVID-19 pandemic

RECOVERY rooms, sometimes called ‘wobble rooms,’ have been launched by the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA), to support staff health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

01 May 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Visiting suspension – for patients and families

Visiting is suspended with immediate effect and until further notice.

04 April 2020
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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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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
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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