Oldham people invited to apply to be a governor of their local hospital group

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Oldham people invited to apply to be a governor of their local hospital group
30 January 2019

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group is inviting members of the public in Oldham who are interested in health to apply to become a local governor for the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group.

The Alliance is made up of two Trusts, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. Together they manage five hospitals and community services in Salford, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester.

There are three vacancies for Oldham governors and the general public can apply to fill these posts and contribute ideas and opinions about how their local NHS is run.

Governor’s responsibilities include representing the interests of members and the public as a whole, contributing to the Group’s future plans, holding Non-executive Directors to account for the performance of the Board and appointing the Chairman and Non-executive Directors.

Local residents who are interested in applying to become a governor should email membership@pat.nhs.uk to request more information. The closing date for nominations is 1st February 2019 at 5pm.

Visit the Pennine Acute website for more information: www.pat.nhs.uk

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Notes for Editors

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group brings together five hospitals, specialist and acute services, a range of associated community services, and over 17,500 staff across Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

As a group of hospitals and associated community services, the Alliance is one of the largest NHS Organisations in the country. With an operating budget of £1.3bn, the Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites and healthcare services. The Alliance oversees four Care Organisations for Salford, Oldham, Bury/Rochdale, and North Manchester which are responsible for providing hospital and community healthcare services to over 1m people across our local communities.