Press Releases
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NCA Chief Executive Raj Jain to retire at end of Summer

In a personal message to staff at the Northern Care Alliance today, the group’s Chairman Professor Michael Luger announced that its Chief Executive Raj Jain is to retire from the NHS at the end of this Summer.

15 April 2021
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Restarting Planned Care

Back in November, along with other hospitals in Greater Manchester we took the difficult decision to cancel some planned operations to help deal with the increased number of cases of Covid 19.

15 April 2021
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Local residents in Coldhurst invited to apply for NHS pre-apprenticeship opportunities with the NCA

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Trust is offering local residents living in the Coldhurst area of Oldham the opportunity to gain vital work experience to help them pursue a career within the NHS with a pre-apprenticeship programme.

14 April 2021
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Hundreds of books, Easter eggs and hampers donated to poorly children at The Royal Oldham Hospital

Hundreds of books, Easter eggs and hampers have been donated to poorly children at The Royal Oldham Hospital thanks to support from the local community.

06 April 2021
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One Year On: NCA Teams say Thank You to our Patients, Families and Local Communities

Northern Care Alliance staff are saying ‘thank you’ to their patients and communities one year on from the start of the pandemic.

26 March 2021
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National healthcare awards success for local hospital group

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group’s (NCA) Equality and Diversity team and its Freedom to Speak Up team have both been recognised in a highly prestigious national healthcare awards ceremony organised by the Health Service Journal (HSJ).

24 March 2021
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NCA Chief Executive recognised in national Top 50 NHS rankings

CHIEF Executive for the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA), Raj Jain, has been listed in the Health Service Journal’s (HSJ) Top 50 NHS Chief Executives of 2021.

24 March 2021
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COVID-19: Rochdale Infirmary marks 5,000 surgeries carried out throughout the pandemic

ROCHDALE Infirmary has played a pivotal role in Greater Manchester over the last year.

23 March 2021
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Fairfield General supporting nutrition on discharge

The Discharge Lounge at Fairfield General has been working with Community Dietitians, Porch Boxes and St Stephen’s CE Primary School Bury to help patients improve their nutrition and hydration during the first few days after leaving hospital.

11 March 2021
Construction gets underway on Salford Royal’s £68 million development
Construction gets underway on Salford Royal’s £68 million development

Salford Royal’s ambition to improve care for some of the sickest patients in Greater Manchester took a step closer today (February 22, 2021) with the start of building work at Salford Royal’s new £68million hospital.

22 February 2021
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More than 10,000 local people taking part in Covid-19 research

More than 10,000 patients, volunteers and NHS staff have taken part in Covid-19 research at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA).

22 February 2021
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Coronation Street's Yasmeen encourages local communities to take up Covid vaccine ‘for humanity's' sake

Coronation Street star Shelley King is encouraging Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities across Bury, Oldham, Rochdale and Salford to take up the COVID19 vaccine after receiving her first jab earlier this month.

19 February 2021
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Getting Help Portal Available for Parents and Carers

A new confidential high tech service has been set up by a joint team of local health and care staff to offer support to parents, carers and children and young people who live in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale (or are registered with a GP in the area). 

17 February 2021
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Keeping you Safe and Secure during your hospital stay

If you’re due to stay at one of our hospitals in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale or Salford as an inpatient or if you have a relative who is due to come in for treatment and stay overnight, you can learn more about what we need you to do when you get here, in our new patient video.

12 February 2021
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International Day of Women and Girls in Science - Meet our Inspirational Women Scientists

It’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science and we’re celebrating the inspirational women scientists working across the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group of hospitals. We’re shining a light on the important work they do, particularly in the fight against COVID-19.

11 February 2021
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The Royal Oldham Urgent and Emergency Care Services CQC inspection

On Monday 30th November 2020, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) conducted an unannounced inspection of the Emergency Department and urgent and emergency care services at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

10 February 2021
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Rochdale Infirmary to feature in video with renowned Manchester poet to mark World Cancer Day

Rochdale Care Organisation is featured in a campaign being launched today, World Cancer Day, which brings cancer doctors, researchers and patients from across Greater Manchester together with Manchester poet Tony Walsh, to highlight our continued commitment to cancer services, despite the on-going pandemic.

04 February 2021
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OCL to provide Bereavement, Health and Wellbeing Sessions in partnership with the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group

Oldham Active Communities, part of Oldham Community Leisure (OCL), is providing free online Bereavement, Health and Wellbeing sessions for anyone affected by grief, in partnership with NHS bereavement nurses from the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group.

03 February 2021
The Northern Care Alliance celebrates LGBT History Month
The Northern Care Alliance celebrates LGBT History Month

NHS teams across the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group and Greater Manchester will be coming together to celebrate LGBT History Month this February.

29 January 2021
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NCA Chief Executive leads organisation in thanking the public for doing their bit to control virus

NCA Hospitals have cared for and safely discharged over 3,000 coronavirus patients

29 January 2021
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NHS staff across NCA Group hospitals and community services observe 1 minute silence to reflect on Covid deaths

Following this week’s announcement by the Government that more than 100,000 people have sadly lost their lives to Covid-19, staff at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) which runs four hospitals and community healthcare services in Salford, Bury, Oldham and Rochdale, employing around 20,000 staff, will be observing a one minute silence today at 1pm (Thursday 28 January).

28 January 2021
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Major new hospital construction programme to get underway next month

Construction work will start next month on Salford Royal’s new £68million hospital to support the organisation in its role as the major trauma centre for Greater Manchester and the hub site for emergency General Surgery for the North West of Manchester. 

28 January 2021
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Greater Manchester father-of-two to run 300 miles for NorthCare Charity after recovery from brain injury

A father-of-two, who had to learn to walk again after an ear infection left him with an uncommon brain injury, will take on a 300-mile charity run to thank the NHS staff that ‘saved his life’.

25 January 2021

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