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Patient Ann Gurd with F11 Haematology Team
Haematology Unit at The Royal Oldham pioneers initiative that trains patients to administer their own chemotherapy treatment at home

The Ward F11 Haematology team at The Royal Oldham Hospital are leading the way with a pioneering self-injection velcade treatment programme designed to help train cancer patients to administer their own chemotherapy from the comfort of their own home.

19 June 2020
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Keeping our patients connected with their loved ones – NCA launches patient property drop-off service

A new patient property drop-off service has been launched at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group.

17 June 2020
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Patients, visitors, and the general public will now have to wear face masks at the NCA’s hospitals in Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale

AS part of stringent new bio security and infection control measures introduced at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) patients, the public and visitors will now have to wear face masks in all public areas in hospital and community settings.

10 June 2020
Oldham Dietetics Team - June 2020
Small but mighty: Dietitians show strength on the frontline during COVID-19

It's Dietitian's Week (1-5 June) and Sarah Parker from the Dietetics team tells us more about how this small but mighty team have played a vital role in caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

01 June 2020
Dr Ahmad Alomar
Dr Alomar shares his experience of life on the NHS frontline during COVID19 with BBC News

A Syrian refugee doctor based at The Royal Oldham Hospital has shared his experiences of working on the NHS frontline during COVID-19 with BBC News.

26 May 2020
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NCA hospitals in Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale roll out pioneering COVID-19 bio security and infection prevention measures

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is now implementing stringent bio security and infection control measures at its hospitals to ensure patients and staff remain safe as we start to return services to normal.

22 May 2020
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Nurses Day, 12 May – 144 aspirant nurses join NCA

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is celebrating International Nurses Day on 12 May, and 144 aspirant nurses (student nurses in their final six months of training) are joining the celebration for the first time.

12 May 2020
Jackie Allan - MCFC Donation
Manchester City FC fan helps raise funds for The Royal Oldham Hospital

A visually-impaired Manchester City FC fan from Rochdale has been fundraising for The Royal Oldham Hospital to say thank you to NHS staff for the amazing job they are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

11 May 2020
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THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group is paying tribute to its midwives today as they continue to deliver babies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group is paying tribute to its midwives today as they continue to deliver babies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

05 May 2020
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Recovery Rooms introduced at Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale hospitals to support staff wellbeing during COVID-19 pandemic

RECOVERY rooms, sometimes called ‘wobble rooms,’ have been launched by the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA), to support staff health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

01 May 2020
Roger Prudham
Rochdale Infirmary remodelled to enable life-saving cancer surgery during COVID-19

Rochdale Infirmary, part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, has been remodelled so that patients across the region requiring urgent cancer-related surgical procedures are able to receive that treatment, saving lives and supporting the Greater Manchester Cancer Strategy.

15 April 2020
Easter Bunny Fun at The Royal Oldham
Easter Bunny Fun at The Royal Oldham

We might be in the middle of lockdown, but there was still fun to be had this Easter when the Easter Bunny decided to make a surprise appearance at The Royal Oldham Hospital, much to the delight of patients and staff.

14 April 2020
Toddle For Teddy helps raise vital funds for The Royal Oldham's NICU Ward
'Toddle for Teddy' helps raise vital funds for The Royal Oldham's NICU Ward

The family and friends of a set of premature twins born at The Royal Oldham Hospital have helped raise vital funds for the hospital’s neonatal unit.

21 February 2020
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Pennine Acute Hospitals turn major corner after CQC rate Trust as ‘Good’ from ‘Inadequate’ within three years under NCA Group

PENNINE Acute Trust hospitals are now providing safer, more reliable higher standards of care than ever before as confirmed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following its latest inspection.

07 February 2020
Oldham College art students create brilliant artwork for Children's Ward
Oldham College art students create brilliant artwork for children's ward at The Royal Oldham

Fine Art students from Oldham College have unveiled some fantastic artwork created especially for the Children’s Ward at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

04 February 2020
Cathrine Stanley - Pathway Navigator Team Leader
World Cancer Day 2020 - Pathway Navigators at The Royal Oldham help support patients with cancer

It’s World Cancer Day on 4th February and The Royal Oldham Hospital is marking this important awareness day by highlighting the range of information, support and advice available to patients, should they ever find themselves in the unenviable position of facing a potential cancer diagnosis.

04 February 2020
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NCA hospitals in Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester introduce new hospital reminder appointments by text

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) has launched a new patient online appointment management service at its hospitals in Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester.

03 February 2020
Macmillan Cancer Support
World Cancer Day celebrations at The Royal Oldham

World Cancer Day will take place on 4th February and care organisations across the Northern Care Alliance Group will be hosting activities and events to mark this important awareness day.

03 February 2020
Share For You - Oldham Cares
New technology makes health and social care record sharing a reality

People living in Oldham are to benefit from new technology that allows their health and social care records to be shared securely with the professionals involved in their care. Previously, only a person’s GP records could be viewed by authorised health or social care professionals.

28 January 2020
Cervical Cancer Awareness Week 2020 - Julie Dale
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week - 20th - 26th January

This year, Cervical Cancer Prevention Week will run from 20th – 26th January 2020 and patients and staff across the Northern Care Alliance are being reminded about the importance of women having regular cervical smear tests.  

22 January 2020