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Chief Exec of Rochdale Council drops in to meet patients and staff at Rochdale Infirmary

Steve Rumbelow, Chief Executive at Rochdale Borough Council met with staff and patients at Rochdale Infirmary’s Oasis dementia unit yesterday.

12 February 2019
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Salford, Oldham, Rochdale and North Manchester hospitals raise and display the rainbow flag on behalf of NCA to celebrate LGBT History Month

The flagpoles at Salford Royal, The Royal Oldham and Rochdale Infirmary and a bespoke staff designed notice board at North Manchester General Hospital are proudly displaying rainbow flags to help raise awareness of LBGT History Month this February, and to show the Northern Care Alliance’s (NCA) support for this important event.

04 February 2019
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Northern Care Alliance NHS Group announces appointment of new Chief Executive

The Group Committees in Common and Council of Governors at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group have announced the appointment of Mr Raj Jain as its new Chief Executive. 

28 January 2019
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Top accreditation for Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester Endoscopy units

ONE of largest Endoscopy Services in the country which operates Endoscopy units at The Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, North Manchester General Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary, treating thousands of patients every year, has achieved the top accreditation by the Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (JAG).

18 January 2019
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A&E doctors and nurses in Salford, Oldham, Bury, and North Manchester ask public ‘help us, help you, stay well this winter’

DOCTORS and nurses from the four local A&E departments and Urgent Care Centre (UCC) operated by the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) are asking the public to think carefully and consider which health service to use, so they can help you stay well this winter, and keep free A&E for emergencies and those who are critically ill.

20 December 2018
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Rochdale Infirmary hosts special event for homeless community

OVER 40 homeless people from the Rochdale area attended a special evening at Rochdale Infirmary set up to check out their health, provide them with some new clothes, and lay on some light entertainment for them in the run up to Christmas.

18 December 2018
Celebrating 10 years of the Northern Care Alliance’s Nursing Assessment and Accreditation System

Nursing teams across the Northern Care Alliance are celebrating a scheme which has become the bedrock of their work to improve standards for patients over the past 10 years.

11 December 2018
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Protect yourself before flu season hits - over 65s urged to get their jab sorted

Health bosses are encouraging older people to sort their free flu jab and get protected well ahead of winter.

30 November 2018
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Northern Care Alliance NHS Group recognised nationally for its inclusive hospitals and community services

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group has been ranked number 25 in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List in recognition of its continued dedication to workplace diversity.

30 November 2018
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Rochdale launches mental health revolution

People in the Rochdale borough are set to benefit from a mental health revolution.

In recognition of World Mental Health Day in October, 160 people came together for a special event at Rochdale town hall, to transform and plan better mental health services for local people.

27 November 2018
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Nurses invite Rochdale community to find out more about liver disease

Nurses from the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group are inviting the public to find out more about liver disease at a free talk on Wednesday 5th December 2018 at Rochdale Infirmary.

26 November 2018
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NHS staff recognised at Northern Care Alliance NHS Group’s first ever Staff Awards

STAFF from hospitals, community and social care services in Salford, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester celebrated long into the night at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group’s inaugural Staff Awards evening held on Friday 16 November 2018, at the Sheridan Suite, Manchester.

20 November 2018
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Chief Executive Sir David Dalton announces he is to retire next year

GROUP Chief Executive of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, Sir David Dalton, has today written to all staff across the organisation of his plan to retire from his post as Chief Executive on 31 March 2019.

19 November 2018
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Mayor of Rochdale drops into Tudor Court to surprise 102 year old patient Edna on her birthday

When staff at the Northern Care Alliance’s Tudor Court community Intermediate Care Centre in Heywood learned that patient Edna Hughes was turning 102 years old, they decided to throw a party to celebrate (on 23 Oct).

25 October 2018
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Northern Care Alliance pledges to support armed forces and treat veterans fairly

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group has signed an Armed Forces Covenant promising that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly by the organisation.

22 October 2018
Staff and former patients celebrate with Deputy Mayor Councillor Billy Sheerin.
Rochdale's Floyd Unit Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The Floyd Unit, based at Birch Hill Hospital in Rochdale, is celebrating providing 30 years of neuro-rehabilitation to patients from Rochdale and across Greater Manchester.


19 October 2018
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NCA Swan nurse to support grieving families at Coroner's office

A Swan nurse from the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group has become the country's first bereavement nurse assigned to a coroner's office.

05 October 2018
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Patients asked to vote for their healthcare heroes in the first Northern Care Alliance Staff Awards

THE shortlist for the first Northern Care Alliance NHS Group’s Patients’ Choice awards has been officially revealed.

05 October 2018
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Newly formed NHS Group to hold first ‘Annual Members’ and Public Meeting’ in Salford on 8 October

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, which brings together Salford Royal and Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and runs hospitals and community healthcare services in Salford, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester, is holding its first joint Annual Members’ and Public Meeting on Monday 8 October 2018.

28 September 2018
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Health and wellbeing service launches for Rochdale borough residents living with and beyond cancer

Local people who have been touched by cancer are invited to attend the launch of the Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale (HMR) Community Cancer Service in Middleton this month.

26 September 2018
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Marathon challenge to say thanks to the Floyd Unit

Janet Creamer from Failsworth is celebrating after completing the huge personal challenge of walking 17 miles in 28 degree heat to raise awareness of brain injuries.

20 September 2018
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Information update regarding temporary loss of IT systems

The IT hardware fault that affected our four hospitals, The Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, Rochdale Infirmary and North Manchester General Hospital yesterday has now been stabilised.

14 September 2018
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IT systems at Pennine Acute Hospitals

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is currently experiencing problems with some of its IT systems, network and email due to an IT fault. 

13 September 2018
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Patients asked to nominate their hospital & healthcare heroes in the first Northern Care Alliance staff awards

THE Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary, Salford Royal, its community healthcare services, and North Manchester General Hospital are asking the public to nominate their NHS heroes as part of an annual staff awards event.

05 September 2018
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Northern Care Alliance hospital and community teams shortlisted four times in national HSJ Awards

SALFORD Royal, Rochdale Infirmary and North Manchester General hospitals have all had teams shortlisted in the national HSJ Awards.

04 September 2018
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Northern Care Alliance NHS Group hosts free public open events at each of our hospitals'

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group will open its doors to the public and members in a series of special hospital open events

03 September 2018
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Buses help spread the word during Organ Donation Week

THIS week is Organ Donation Week (3-9 Sept) and to help spread the word about the importance of organ donation we have put key organ donation messages on four buses that travel routes around our hospitals.

03 September 2018
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Public urged to ‘Choose Well’ this bank holiday weekend

We are urging the public to think carefully about what health care service to use this bank holiday weekend.

24 August 2018