GP & Partner Bulletin - July 2014

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July 2014

Welcome to the July issue of Pulse The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust's GP and partner bulletin. Each issue will round up the latest news from inside the Trust and present it in this e-newsletter. If you would like to make any comments about this issue or if you have any suggestions for future content then please email the editor


Quality Accounts reports on Trust’s clinical and performance achievements

The Trust has published its Quality Accounts report for 2013/14. In 2013/14 the Trust spent over half a billion pounds (about £1.5m per day)onprovidinghealthcare services for local people. It invested £16.2 million on capital programmes and in maintaining and improving the physical estate and on smaller projects to develop front line clinical services.

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Changes to day case ophthalmology service for Tameside residents

From 1 August 2014,Tameside patients accessing the day case ophthalmology service for cataract surgery under local anaestheticorminoreyeprocedureswillbetreatedatTameside General Hospital,ratherthanhavingtheiroperationatRochdale Infirmary.

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Cheque helps buy equipment for neonatal intensive care unit

Babies born and in need of total body cooling treatment will benefit from specialist new equipment, helped by a donation of £4,200.

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Home from hospital: New personalised service helps older people

Since April 2014, Manchester residents who are over 60 years of age and have been treated at North Manchester General Hospital in Crumpsall have been benefiting from a new personalised hospital discharge support service.

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New ultrasound breast imaging equipment installed at North Manchester and Oldham hospitals

North Manchester General Hospital and The Royal Oldham Hospital have become the first hospitals in the UK to install a new Siemens ultrasound imaging system for patients.

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The Royal Oldham Hospital’s A&E expansion work nearly complete

We have invested £4.4 million in expanding and improving the emergency department facilities including the development of separate, dedicated A&E facilities for children and young people.

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Generous donation by support group helps patients at The Royal Oldham

Patients who have to undergo chemotherapy treatment on ward F11 at The Royal Oldham Hospital now have entertainment facilities to help them during their therapy.The Pennine Lymphoma Support Group visited ward F11 at The Royal Oldham Hospital to donate a TV/DVD, games console with six games, and computer desk.

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Pharmacy Talk

22 September 2014, Education Centre, North Manchester General Hospital

Reserve your place by emailing us or calling the membership office on 01706-517302.

Annual Public Meeting

23 September 2014

Full details to be confirmed.

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