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Pharmacy Talk – 20th June 2019

The Royal Oldham Hospital is inviting local residents and trust members to join them for a free talk to find out more about the Pharmacy service.

13 June 2019
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NCA chief exec goes back to the floor at Salford Royal for national Volunteers Week

RAJ Jain, chief executive officer at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA), has been working shoulder to shoulder with volunteers at Salford Royal Hospital today.

07 June 2019
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Star volunteers recognised at Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester hospitals

TO celebrate national Volunteers Week (1 to 7 June) the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) has awarded special Volunteer Star awards to its star volunteers at hospitals in Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester.

07 June 2019
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Join Us for Our Christie Open Day and Tour

The Royal Oldham Hospital is inviting local residents and trust members to join them for a free open day and behind the scenes tour of The Christie at Oldham.

30 May 2019
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Chief exec thanks dedicated staff who have given hearts and souls to 40 years NHS service

THE chief executive of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA), Raj Jain, has thanked 60 staff for hitting the 40 years’ service mark, working at hospitals in Salford, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale, North Manchester and community services.

29 May 2019
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Chief Nurse makes first gold and silver awards for nursing and midwifery excellence

THE Group Chief Nursing Officer at The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA), Elaine Inglesby-Burke CBE, has honoured two nurses and two midwives by awarding them gold and silver awards for excellence.

28 May 2019
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More Greater Manchester mothers in preterm labour now being offered treatment to reduce chance of their baby developing cerebral palsy

Mums-to-be in Greater Manchester are now being offered a new treatment to help reduce the chance of their preterm babies developing cerebral palsy.

24 May 2019
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New digital assessment for Venous Thromboembolis (VTE) to launch at NCA

PATIENTS admitted to hospitals at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) in Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester will benefit from improved assessment for suspected blood clots.

23 May 2019
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Chief Nurse leads salute in message to NHS staff recognising nurses and midwives

EVERY year the nursing and midwifery professions are recognised across the country, and the world, for the invaluable role of midwives and nurses based in hospitals and in the community.

09 May 2019
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Northern Care Alliance invests £2.9m in new radiology equipment

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) has invested £2.9 million in new CT and mammography equipment for its radiology department in Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester.

03 May 2019
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Join Us for Our Endometriosis Talk

The Royal Oldham Hospital is inviting local residents and trust members to join them for a free talk to find out more about endometriosis.

18 April 2019
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Northern Care Alliance finalist for two national Patient Safety Awards

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is a finalist in two categories in the national Patient Safety Awards.

10 April 2019
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Free talk at Fairfield Hospital offers insight to the role of physiotherapy

A Lead Physiotherapist is inviting trust members, staff and the public to come to Fairfield General Hospital and find out more about the role of Physiotherapy, working with both inpatient and outpatient services, as part of a free talk on Wednesday 10 April, at Fairfield General Hospital.

03 April 2019
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NHS 10 Year Plan - Healthwatch Oldham want your views

Healthwatch Oldham is asking Oldham residents and health staff to complete the latest Healthwatch England Survey, to help inform plans for local NHS services.

03 April 2019
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Press statement re staff robberies at The Royal Oldham

We have stepped up security at The Royal Oldham Hospital after a number of staff robberies.

18 March 2019
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Health staff highlight the importance of a healthy diet for elderly patients

Health and social care staff in Oldham are supporting a national campaign to highlight the importance of good nutrition and hydration for patients.

14 March 2019
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Oldham couple raise vital funds for Royal Oldham Hospital maternity units

Losing a baby can be one of the toughest things that a parent ever has to face, but one brave couple from Oldham have used the loss of their son Dexter to support other parents on the maternity units at The Royal Oldham Hospital by fundraising with family and friends.

06 March 2019
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Members of the public invited to Greater Manchester World Delirium Awareness Day event

Greater Manchester members of the public and professionals are being invited to attend a free information event about Delirium, part of World Delirium Awareness Day on Wednesday 13 March, 10:00 – 15:00 at the Post-Graduate Centre, North Manchester General Hospital.

28 February 2019
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GDE Fast Follower funding agreement announcement

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has been given the go ahead to deliver an exciting new programme of digital health technology and electronic patient pathways by NHS England.

28 February 2019
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Pharmacy team at The Royal Oldham helps speed up discharge for patients

The Pharmacy Team at The Royal Oldham Hospital are working with ward nurses and doctors to help speed up the time it takes for patients to be discharged from hospital.

26 February 2019
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The Royal Oldham counts the cost of missed patient appointments

The Royal Oldham Hospital is asking patients who are unable to attend their hospital appointment to do the right thing; cancel or rearrange it and free up the slot for other patients, after recent data highlighted the financial cost of patients not attending.

26 February 2019
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The Royal Oldham Hospital welcomes new nursing associates

The Royal Oldham Hospital and other local hospitals managed by the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group are set to welcome the first wave of new Nursing Associates, with 13 new Nursing Associates due to start work on wards at the Royal Oldham this month.

19 February 2019
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Join us for our free mortuary talk and virtual tour

The Royal Oldham Hospital is inviting local residents and trust members to join them for a free mortuary talk and ‘virtual’ tour, to find out more about the hospital’s mortuary and the services it provides.

12 February 2019
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CQC survey of new mums’ experiences of maternity care at Royal Oldham and North Manchester hospitals shows significant improvement

A CARE Quality Commission (CQC) survey of women who gave birth at The Royal Oldham Hospital and North Manchester General Hospital in 2018 reveals a marked improvement in their experience when compared to the same survey carried out in 2017.

11 February 2019
Royal Oldham Staff mark World Cancer Day with Maggies open day event
Royal Oldham Hospital marks World Cancer Day with Maggies open day event

Staff at The Royal Oldham Hospital supported World Cancer Day on Monday 4th February by joining with local healthcare partner organisations including Maggie’s Oldham, Macmillan Cancer Support and The Christie, at a special open day event.

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

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.

30 January 2019
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Vascular ward at The Royal Oldham is rated green for nursing

STAFF on the T3 vascular ward at The Royal Oldham Hospital are celebrating after being rated green in the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group’s (NCA) Nursing Assessment and Accreditation System (NAAS).

29 January 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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Diabetes Link Nurse Mini helps patients avoid health complications in hospital

A Diabetes Link Nurse at The Royal Oldham Hospital is leading the way in helping to ensure that patients with diabetes avoid any complications with their care and treatment as a result of them having diabetes.

25 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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Hospitals to support Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Specialist nurses at The Royal Oldham Hospital and North Manchester General Hospital are supporting Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (21 – 27 January 2019)

17 January 2019
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Breast pump donation to Royal Oldham NICU helps support new mums

The fantastic fundraising efforts of an Oldham Council officer has helped to provide a new breast pump for mums in the Neonatal Unit at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

14 January 2019
Hot rod car club brings festive cheer to Royal Oldham children's ward
Hot rod car club brings festive cheer to Royal Oldham children's ward

A hot rod car club brought a load of festive cheer to The Royal Oldham Hospital, when they roared into the hospital grounds laden with Christmas gifts for the children currently staying on the Children’s Ward.

24 December 2018