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We are delighted that you are considering a move to join us at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

We are one of the largest non-teaching hospital trusts in England with an annual operating budget of over half a billion pounds. We employ around 9,000 staff, including over 400 consultants, and serve a community catchment of 820,000 residents across the north east sector of Greater Manchester. The communities we serve are diverse in their make-up, with many areas suffering high levels of deprivation and ill health.   

The Trust Board and our staff are committed to providing safe services and high quality of care for our patients and their families. Quality is at the cornerstone of everything we do from ward to Board. We are proud of our performance record over the last year across a number of important key quality indicators including our national 4 hour emergency access standards, our cancer standards, our significant reduction in healthcare acquired infections, and our low hospital standardised mortality.

Over the last few years we have invested millions of pounds in our services across all of our sites and have played a major part in the redesign of clinical services in the north-east sector of Greater Manchester and beyond, and many of the service models developed serve as worthy examples for other health systems and networks.

The opening of our new £44m Women and Children’s supercentre at The Royal Oldham Hospital in November 2012 marked the successful conclusion of the Greater Manchester “Making it Better” reconfiguration programme. This combined with the completion of the “Healthy Futures” reconfiguration programme in 2011 has delivered two of the most significant clinical services change programmes in the country.

In 2014 we opened our new accident and emergency departments at our Bury and Oldham sites which have benefited from over £6 million worth of capital investment to expand and improve facilities for our staff and our patients.  

In May 2016 the Trust formed a new improved partnership with the University of Manchester Medical School which means the Trust is now teaching even more doctors as a Teaching Hospital Trust.