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Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice has announced that BBC Children in Need has awarded the charity a grant of £132,146 over three years.
Date Published 14/08/2018
Friday, September 28 will see Laura McGarry and her family taking part in Maggie’s Oldham Culture Crawl, and they’re encouraging everyone to join them and walk together to help...
Date Published 31/07/2018
Oldham has become one of just a handful of cities to win the Sustainable Food Cities Bronze award.
‘We just want Debs back home’.
More than a third (38%) of Greater Manchester’s residents, undiagnosed with type 2 diabetes, report at least one symptom of the condition, such as urinating more frequently (19%),...
The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group has been busy strengthening its workforce with a number of successful recruitment drives recently.
Fresh from the news of Geraint Thomas's heroic victory in the Tour de France, cyclists much closer to home are being encouraged to get stuck into the X-Manc Cyclocross with Food...
Date Published 30/07/2018
Staff from the Victoria Unit at the Royal Oldham Hospital are celebrating after being awarded the prestigious Christie Quality Mark accreditation for a second time.
Date Published 27/07/2018
A special new end-of-treatment bell installed on the haematology ward at the Royal Oldham Hospital is helping cancer patients to call time on cancer and celebrate the end of their...
The continuing warm weather has brought an extra sting to health in Oldham – in the shape of nasty bug bites.
Date Published 26/07/2018
Forty years ago on July 25, 1978 at 11:47pm, the first test tube baby was delivered by C-section at Oldham General Hospital.
Date Published 25/07/2018
Once famous as a centre of excellence for the world’s cotton and engineering industries, Oldham is now becoming famous for being a centre of excellence in being unhealthy thanks...
Date Published 23/07/2018
Samaritans from Oldham are building up to the charity’s The Big Listen event at Rochdale Station on Tuesday (July 24) by asking commuters and visitors to improve their listening...
Date Published 20/07/2018
Mike Barker has been appointed to the post of Strategic Director of Commissioning/Chief Operating Officer across Oldham Council and NHS Oldham CCG.
Date Published 18/07/2018
Royton business Crane Payment Innovation is a major success story for the borough – and Dr Kershaw’s Hospice is reaping the rewards.
Date Published 16/07/2018
Oldhamers were amongst almost 10,000 women and children who took on 5k, 10k or a Pretty Muddy obstacle course at Heaton Park in Prestwich over the weekend, helping to raise an...
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is proud to have fundraising happening in Oldham for life-saving heart and circulatory research, but more volunteers are being sought.
Date Published 11/07/2018
This summer people in Oldham have brewed, baked and bruleed all in support of Marie Curie’s Blooming Great Tea Party to help support people across the UK who have been affected by...
Date Published 09/07/2018
Under pressure A&E doctors are urging the public to take care of themselves during this hot summer weather by keeping cool and hydrated, using sun screen, and to think carefully...
New figures reveal 74 people from Greater Manchester - including 13 from Oldham - became lifesaving deceased organ donors over the last year, helping the UK reach its highest ever...
Oldham West and Royton MP Jim McMahon made sure he celebrated the NHS's 70th birthday by spending the day at Royal Oldham Hospital with staff, patients and volunteers.
Date Published 06/07/2018
Oldham's NHS 70th birthday celebrations have got under way with a shout, a cheer and the odd cry at the Shaw Children’s Centre.
Date Published 05/07/2018
As the NHS turns 70 today (Thursday), five members of staff from NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are looking forward to marking the milestone event at two specially...
Date Published 04/07/2018
An Oldham opticians is advising athletes on how to correctly care for their eyes while playing sports.
Date Published 03/07/2018
An Oldham national health campaigner has used the 70th birthday of the NHS (Thursday, July 5) to celebrate its dedicated and loyal staff.
The government has today (Monday) published a report recommending ways to improve the diagnosis and treatment of meningococcal disease.
Date Published 02/07/2018
Local fund-raising hopefuls have been encouraged to join Meningitis Now and tackle the Three Peaks Challenge, where you will climb the highest mountains in Wales, England and...
Date Published 29/06/2018
Dr Kershaw's Hospice has been short-listed for a prestigious national award for its Hospice at Home service.
Date Published 28/06/2018
Deputy Chief Executive for North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) Michael Forrest has moved to try and reassure potential patients ahead of a further day of industrial action by GMB...
Royal Voluntary Service staff and volunteers across the North West are to receive specialist training to support people living with dementia.
Date Published 26/06/2018
The Gynaecology Assessment and Early Pregnancy Unit at the Royal Oldham Hospital will be hosting a fundraiser tea party on Wednesday (June 27) to mark the 20th Anniversary of the...
Date Published 25/06/2018
Midwives at the Royal Oldham Hospital will be celebrating Breastfeeding Awareness Week (June 20-26) with information stands and a special tea party for mums and mum to be.
Date Published 21/06/2018
The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group is hosting a free public talk on the ‘Deteriorating Patient Collaborative’ at the Royal Oldham Hospital on Thursday, July 12 from 2 until 3pm.
Date Published 18/06/2018
The National Health Service will be 70 years old on July 5, 2018.
Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams has joined Uppermill resident, Dr Nicola Jeffery-Sykes, in backing a life-saving appeal from Cancer Research UK for more NHS cancer...
Date Published 15/06/2018
The NHS turns 70 on Thursday, July 5, and members, the public and staff are all invited to help celebrate hitting this major milestone by sharing their memories, stories and views...
Date Published 14/06/2018
Around 50 Oldham College Hair and Beauty students welcomed representatives from national skin cancer awareness charity Skcin, who launched MASCED in January, 2018.
Oldham Council’s Chief Executive and NHS Oldham CCG Accountable Officer, Dr Carolyn Wilkins, and a team of Council staff are gearing up to take part in Cancer Research UK’s Race...
A local in-home care provider serving families in Oldham has been given a rating of GOOD following a recent CQC inspection.
Date Published 12/06/2018
Scorching temperatures and brilliant blue skies attracted bumper crowds to the annual Dr Kershaw’s Hospice Summer Fair.
Oldham residents can now access advice and information on how to maintain good oral health from their local pharmacy.
Date Published 11/06/2018
A new role focused on providing patients with the right care closer to home is being piloted at North West Ambulance Service.
Date Published 07/06/2018
An inspirational Medical Records Clerk from the Royal Oldham Hospital will soon be walking the catwalk in aid of Maggie’s Manchester charity.
Date Published 05/06/2018
Calling all knitters…can you help the Royal Oldham Hospital’s tiniest patients?
Children who have to go to local Emergency Departments are helping a research study that aims to improve future NHS care.
This National Glaucoma Week (June 4-10), the Specsavers team in Oldham is raising awareness of dry eye syndrome and how it can impact those with glaucoma.
Date Published 04/06/2018
An Oldham-based home care company has won an award based on the glowing recommendations it receives from its clients, their families and friends.
Date Published 31/05/2018
Alzheimer’s Society’s Oldham Singing for the Brain and Springboard Dementia Carers Group were joined by local MP Debbie Abrahams during this year’s Dementia Action Week at an...
The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by the Hollinwood Medical Practice to be Outstanding following an inspection carried out in March.
Lots more five-year-olds in Oldham are smiling, so says new survey results from the National Dental Epidemiology Programme.
Date Published 30/05/2018
Stephanie Doherty and Helan Graham of Caremark, Oldham, have teamed up with local solicitor, Wrigley Claydon, to launch ‘Talking about Dementia’ – a series of Dementia awareness...
Health and care leaders from Greater Manchester have formed a pioneering partnership with the pharmaceutical industry to improve the care and treatment of people with dementia.
Date Published 25/05/2018
Whether you’re ‘staycationing’ or packing your bags to head abroad this summer, an Oldham community opticians is warning sun-seekers about the dangers of wearing sunglasses that...
Date Published 24/05/2018
More than 120 dedicated staff from The Pinnacle Learning Trust (The Hathershaw and Oldham Sixth Form Colleges) took part in the Manchester 10K on Sunday.
Date Published 23/05/2018
GP Dr Zahid Chauhan has vowed to provide a listening ear to local residents after being appointed Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care at Oldham Council.
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