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Help our NHS COVID-19 heroes by acting responsibly when pubs re-open and only come to A&E in a genuine emergency

The NHS celebrates its 72nd birthday on Sunday 5 July, and many local pubs and restaurants will have already opened.

03 July 2020
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Message from Chief Executive Raj Jain - Celebrating NHS72 and thank you

When I look back on how our organisation has responded to the pandemic and coped over the past few months, I do so with an immense sense of pride.

03 July 2020
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Meet the volunteers making a difference at Rochdale Infirmary

Volunteering in the NHS is something that anyone with spare time on their hands could consider doing.

03 July 2020
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Chief Nursing Officer for the NCA appointed

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) has confirmed the appointment of Libby McManus from The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Foundation Trust as its new Chief Nurse.

02 July 2020
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Northern Care Alliance says thank you to our long serving staff, ahead of NHS72 celebration

AS the NHS celebrates its 72nd birthday on 5 July, the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group is saying thank you to all its staff for their hard work and dedication, but particularly to those who have worked for many years in the NHS.

02 July 2020
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Thank you for your donations!

As we celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the NHS on July 5 – we wanted to mark the momentous occasion by giving a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to every local business, national organisation, school,  community group, religious organisation, member of staff and individual who has made donations to the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group during the Covid pandemic.

01 July 2020
Armed Forces Day 2020
Celebrating our armed forces with armed forces week - 22-28 June 2020

This Armed Forces week 2020, we celebrate the contribution current and former military personnel have made to our fight against covid-19.

23 June 2020
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Haematology Unit at The Royal Oldham pioneers initiative that trains patients to administer their own chemotherapy treatment at home

The Ward F11 Haematology team at The Royal Oldham Hospital are leading the way with a pioneering self-injection velcade treatment programme designed to help train cancer patients to administer their own chemotherapy from the comfort of their own home.

19 June 2020
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Keeping our patients connected with their loved ones – NCA launches patient property drop-off service

A new patient property drop-off service has been launched at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group.

17 June 2020
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Patients, visitors, and the general public will now have to wear face masks at the NCA’s hospitals in Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale

AS part of stringent new bio security and infection control measures introduced at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) patients, the public and visitors will now have to wear face masks in all public areas in hospital and community settings.

10 June 2020
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Small but mighty: Dietitians show strength on the frontline during COVID-19

It's Dietitian's Week (1-5 June) and Sarah Parker from the Dietetics team tells us more about how this small but mighty team have played a vital role in caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

01 June 2020
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Dr Alomar shares his experience of life on the NHS frontline during COVID19 with BBC News

A Syrian refugee doctor based at The Royal Oldham Hospital has shared his experiences of working on the NHS frontline during COVID-19 with BBC News.

26 May 2020
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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
Brendan - 600th Covid patient to recover and be discharged from hospital
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
Easter Bunny Fun at The Royal Oldham
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
Staff letters
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