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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
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Charity’s Christmas thank-you to neonatal unit workers

Staff working with premature babies at North Manchester General Hospital and The Royal Oldham Hospital have been thanked for all their hard work, with a selection of edible treats from Greater Manchester neonatal support charity, SPOONS.

21 December 2018
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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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Oldham Athletic spread festive cheer at The Royal Oldham Children's Ward

Oldham Athletic FC players and staff have helped to spread a bit of festive cheer with a visit to the children’s ward at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

19 December 2018
New sensory space opened in children's A&E department at The Royal Oldham
New sensory space opened in children's A&E department at The Royal Oldham

A fantastic new sensory space has been officially opened by the Mayor of Oldham, Cllr Javid Iqbal in the Children’s A&E Department at The Royal Oldham Hospital, thanks to grant funding received from SicKids Charity and The Royal Oldham League of Friends.

19 December 2018
Link4Pink charity celebrates its 10th anniversary
Link4Pink charity celebrates its 10th anniversary

The Royal Oldham Hospital’s Link4Pink breast cancer charity is celebrating its 10th anniversary and it marked the occasion with a thank you event for its dedicated volunteers to thank them for their tireless work over the past 10 years, raising vital funds for the charity.

13 December 2018
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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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Staff on Royal Oldham Children’s Ward thank public for generous donations to help make Christmas special for poorly kids

THE staff working on the Children’s Ward at The Royal Oldham Hospital would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who has donated money, gifts and treats to help make Christmas special this year for the poorly kids on the ward.

28 November 2018
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Royal Oldham Diabetes Team receive award for insulin safety improvements

The Diabetes Team at The Royal Oldham Hospital are celebrating after being awarded runners up position in this year’s Insulin Safety Week Excellence Awards 2018.

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
Green NAAS Accreditation for Critical Care Unit staff at the Royal Oldham Hospital
Green NAAS accreditation for Critical Care Unit at The Royal Oldham

Staff on the Critical Care Unit at The Royal Oldham Hospital are celebrating after achieving a remarkable Green NAAS status accreditation score.

06 November 2018
Charity cricket match helps raise funds for Blood Counts Charity
Charity cricket match helps raise vital funds for The Royal Oldham Blood Counts Charity

The daughter of a cancer patient has visited Ward F11 at The Royal Oldham Hospital on the anniversary of her father’s death to thank ward staff for the care and treatment received by her father and to present staff with a cheque for an impressive £2640.93.

06 November 2018
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Northern Care Alliance midwives urge pregnant mums to get flu jab

MIDWIVES at The Royal Oldham and North Manchester General hospitals are asking pregnant mums to consider having the flu jab now, before the flu virus starts circulating in Greater Manchester.

30 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
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Join Us at The Royal Oldham for National Allied Health Professionals Day – 15th October

Allied Health Professionals at The Royal Oldham Hospital will be celebrating the first ever National Allied Health Professionals Day on 15th October with a full day of events, which will offer patients and staff the opportunity to learn more about the range of excellent services provided by AHPs.

12 October 2018
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Dexters Baby Memorial Garden to be launched at The Royal Oldham Hospital

A special new baby memorial garden is set to be launched in the grounds of The Royal Oldham Hospital and families are being invited to come along and celebrate the launch of this special place on the hospital site.

10 October 2018
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Families Invited to Baby Memorial Service at The Royal Oldham Hospital

Families who have lost a baby through stillbirth or shortly after birth are being invited to a special Baby Memorial Service at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

05 October 2018
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Play Week Promises Lots of Fun for Young Patients at The Royal Oldham Hospital

Being in hospital might not sound much fun when you’re a child. However, Play Week at The Royal Oldham Hospital promises to offer a whole lot of fun for some of the hospital’s youngest patients.

05 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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Mums to be invited to Royal Oldham Maternity Services Talk

The Royal Oldham Hospital is inviting pregnant women and their families to a free maternity services talk taking place next week. 

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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NHS time capsule sends a message to the future

To mark the 70th year of the NHS, staff and services users have created a time capsule containing messages and memorabilia for NHS staff in 2028.

31 August 2018
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Dig out your dancing shoes and join us for the blood counts ball

A Macmillan Nurse from the Haematology ward at The Royal Oldham Hospital is digging out her dancing shoes and organising a fundraising ball, all in aid of the hospital’s Blood Counts charity.

30 August 2018
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Royal Oldham Hospital says thank you to dedicated volunteers

Volunteers at The Royal Oldham Hospital have been invited to a special thank you event, which recognises the fantastic contribution volunteers make to the hospital on a daily basis.

30 August 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