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The hospitals that make up the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (PAT) are to be split between two different NHS Foundation Trusts.
Date Published 29/01/2019
Care leavers will be exempt from Council Tax until the age of 25 under a new proposal going before Oldham Council’s cabinet on Monday night.
Date Published 22/03/2019
People in Oldham are being asked to give their views on the recommendation by NHS England to change how some medicines are routinely prescribed.
Date Published 05/03/2019
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...
Date Published 27/02/2019
Future Directions CIC has won two national Skills for Care Accolades and picked up their trophies from TV dance star Anton Du Beke.
Date Published 07/02/2019
The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group - which oversees the Royal Oldham Hospital - have announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive.
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging men in Oldham to match women in making becoming a blood donor their New Year’s resolution for 2019.
Date Published 10/01/2019
With almost 20 gyms across Oldham expecting to welcome new members this month, TV Licensing is reminding fitness clubs owners to check if they are correctly licensed for the year...
An Oldham stroke group is encouraging new members to join them, as they move to a new venue to help local stroke survivors on the road to recovery.
Date Published 09/01/2019
Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice is proud to announce that Grace’s Place, its new children’s hospice in Radcliffe, Bury, is now open and offering care and support services to...
Free cancer advice and support is coming to Oldham next Monday (January 14) at Albion Street, OL1 3BG, between 10am and 5pm.
Date Published 07/01/2019
People in Oldham are being encouraged to get January off to a great start by making a date to join Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, which supports children with life-shortening conditions and their families through its hospice, Grace’s Place, across Oldham, Bury and Rochdale,...
Date Published 03/01/2019
Choosing the right care for you and your family is an important part of everyone’s healthcare routine this winter, according to Oldham’s Chief Clinical Commissioning Officer, and...
As Slimming World enters its 50th year, two Consultants from Oldham are celebrating half a century of success for the organisation by meeting TV personality and presenter Rylan...
Date Published 28/12/2018
Men and women across Greater Manchester are being invited to kick-start the New Year by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s latest campaign, Walk All Over Cancer.
Date Published 27/12/2018
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...
Date Published 24/12/2018
A Failsworth GP surgery that makes monthly phone calls to the over-75s, and even organises Christmas parties and gifts for them, has been given a ringing endorsement.
A brand new young people’s mental health research unit has launched in Greater Manchester.
Date Published 21/12/2018
Making sure you take the right medication at the right time is vital and part of your pathway to continuing good health and independence.
Date Published 20/12/2018
The Primrose Knit and Knatter group in Oldham was established 18 months ago by a group of local ladies.
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...
Former Crompton House School pupil Molly Howarth has been delighted to help promote a revolutionary new cancer treatment in the UK because when she needed proton beam therapy, it...
Date Published 19/12/2018
Oldham Library is set to host its annual Healthy New Year Festival to help you kick off 2019 with a fresh start.
Date Published 18/12/2018
North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has officially launched its charity, which will raise money to support emergency service staff and local communities.
Date Published 17/12/2018
Community pharmacies across Greater Manchester will be helping people stay well and access advice and treatment for minor illnesses this Christmas and New Year.
Santa took a break from grotto duties and got his free flu jab to make double sure he’s on top-form for the festive season.
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...
Date Published 14/12/2018
Future Directions CIC have made the final of the Skills for Care Accolades, awards recognising social care organisations that invest in their staff so they can offer high quality...
Date Published 13/12/2018
Over one million pounds of public money is wasted every month when crews from North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust are called out but find nobody to treat.
Date Published 12/12/2018
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.
Date Published 11/12/2018
For many people, qualifying for financial help and support with their care needs is a great relief.
Date Published 05/12/2018
Saddleworth resident Gen Buckley, who lost her father and brother early to bowel cancer, is urging local people to support new health research by sharing their ideas about saving...
Date Published 03/12/2018
Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams is overseeing a parliamentary inquiry by into dementia and disability in her role as co-chair of the all-party parliamentary group...
Cancer Research UK-funded scientists in Manchester have developed a new technique to get more information from the blood of cancer patients than previously possible.
NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group’s Governing Body Practice Nurse is encouraging older people to sort their free flu jab and get protected before winter rears its head.
Date Published 30/11/2018
Oldham Cares is launching a new Social Action Fund to tackle social isolation and loneliness in communities across the borough.
Date Published 28/11/2018
A Royton teenager is launching an awards scheme that recognises the courage of children with cancer.
North West Ambulance Service today launches its #GetBehind999 campaign and is asking the public for its support in condemning acts of violence and aggression against all emergency...
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.
Date Published 26/11/2018
Adults in Oldham need to set a better example by eating healthier diets and even mentoring football teams and dance groups – if we are to stop an alarming number of kids getting...
A pioneering approach to improve detection of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) has been launched in Oldham as a group of mums are using a potentially-lifesaving mobile heart monitor to...
Date Published 23/11/2018
Members of NHS staff celebrated long into the night at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group’s inaugural Staff Awards evening held at the Sheridan Suite, Manchester, after learning...
Date Published 21/11/2018
The 18th annual Greater Manchester Sports Awards took place at Emirates Old Trafford, when over 500 guests were in attendance.
Date Published 20/11/2018
Blood donors are being urged to make and keep appointments at Manchester’s donor centre before Christmas as NHS Blood and Transplant warns it needs to build up blood stocks ahead...
Campaigners across the North West are joining the fight calling for a change in the law to give people with terminal illnesses easier access to benefits.
Date Published 14/11/2018
A doctor from The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group is inviting the public to find out more about the critical care services offered across The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust,...
Date Published 09/11/2018
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust has spent the past year charting the journey of one of their patients, Grotton-based rugby league legend, Barrie McDermott.
Date Published 08/11/2018
Oldham Council last night (Wednesday) heard how local people desperately need to create areas free of polluted air and unhealthy food around our schools.
It’s estimated that 3.7 million people in the UK are living with diabetes, with many developing the condition later in life.
Date Published 07/11/2018
Oldham Council’s annual Big Brush campaign is back, encouraging as many children to brush their teeth as often as possible and to get everyone into that toothbrushing habit.
Staff on the Critical Care Unit at The Royal Oldham Hospital are celebrating after achieving a remarkable Green NAAS status accreditation score.
Uppermill's Andy Plowright suffered a brain tumour at the age of 40, one which left him unable to walk and with part of his skull missing.
Date Published 02/11/2018
Hundreds of people have avoided an unnecessary trip to hospital thanks to a new ambulance service role dedicated to providing patients with the right care closer to home.
Date Published 31/10/2018
A local opticians and hearing care branch is on the hunt to recognise unsung heroes who take the time to chat and listen to people in need.
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