Entries by Oldham Cares

Social Action Fund launches with the aim to reduce social isolation

Social isolation and loneliness is a national priority and it’s no different in Oldham with 10% of residents identifying as being lonely, which has a detrimental impact on health outcomes, quality of life and life expectancy for those people. That is why Oldham Cares’ Thriving Communities programme has made £850k available to fund up to […]

Oldham Cares supports National Carer’s Week

Oldham Cares acknowledged unpaid carers who provide support across the borough to a family member or friend, as part of Carers Week. There are an estimated 24,000 carers in Oldham caring for people with a disability, mental or physical illness, or who need extra help as they grow older. The national theme was “Getting Carers […]

Find out how research improves patient care in the NHS

Local residents and Trust members can find out how research improves diagnosis, care and treatment for patients in the NHS at a free talk at Fairfield General Hospital. The event is one of a series of Medicine for Members sessions, which are aimed at giving an insight into key elements of the hospital’s daily work. […]

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. The NCA brings together five hospitals, specialist and acute services, a range of associated community services, and over 17,000 staff across Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and […]

Join us for our free Endometriosis Talk – 8th May 2019

The Royal Oldham Hospital is inviting local residents and trust members to join them for a free talk to find out more about endometriosis. The free talk is one of a series of Medicine for Members events, which are intended to give local residents an insight into key elements of the hospital’s daily work. The […]

On Our Wavelength: Arts-based Radiotherapy initiative returns to Oldham Library this Saturday

What’s it like to undergo radiotherapy for cancer? How does it affect you and those around you? Combining creative arts and personal stories of cancer treatment, arts-based initiative Radiotherapy and Me returns to Oldham Library 11am – 4pm this Saturday (13 April), with their latest event On Our Wavelength. Oldham residents are invited to experience […]

Greater Manchester to help thousands of residents to stay in work through pioneering new approach to reducing the risks of ill health

Thousands of Greater Manchester residents whose health makes it hard for them to work will benefit through a ground-breaking new service launched today by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP). Working Well Early Help is the first programme of its kind in the country. It brings […]