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Dr Gaity Ahmad, Lead Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
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
Nutrition and Hydration Week - Health care staff highlight the importance of good nutrition for elderly patients
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
Jessica and Michael Greaves with Simon Mehigan and maternity unit staff
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
Nicola Firth - Royal Oldham Director of Nursing and Interim Chief Officer
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
Staff, mums and babies celebrate Christmas with SPOONS
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