Royal Oldham Capital Development Programme

Oldham redevelopment artist sketch


Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (Pennine) provides a wide range of acute, specialist and community services to a population of over 800,000 in the North East of Greater Manchester, specifically Oldham and Rochdale, Bury, North Manchester, Middleton, Heywood and parts of East Lancashire. Pennine works with local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Oldham and Heywood, Manchester, Bury, Middleton and Rochdale, and East Lancashire to plan, develop and commission healthcare services for local people. With Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Pennine is part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group established in April 2017. This brings together over 17,000 staff, 2,000 beds serving a population of over 1 million.

Site Location

The extension will be located to the west of the Main Building at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

Demolition of Existing Buildings

K-Block and the Adult Medicine Building will be demolished to accommodate the extension, with these services relocated elsewhere within the hospital estate.

The New Extension

The extension will be four stories (including basement at Level -1) with an enclosed rooftop plant. It will contain two 24-bed wards (Levels 0 and 1) with each ward having staff support facilities, spacious patient day rooms and equipped therapy spaces. Levels -1 and 2 will provide ancillary space. A landscaped courtyard will be provided at Level 0 within an internal void.

Main Building Changes

Works to the existing Main Building include a new emergency theatre, improvements to the existing recovery area, and a new in-patient area. These internal changes do not require planning permission.

Public Consultation (now concluded)

To view the full development plans, click here.