Finding out more about critical care

Date published: 09 November 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, as part of a free talk on Monday, November 19.

Doctor Andrew Drummond, an experienced Intensive Care Consultant and Anaesthetist from the Alliance, will host the talk called: ‘An Insight into Critical Care.’

Dr Drummond said: “Critical Care is an integral part of what we do at the Pennine Acute Trust; providing care for critically ill patients.

"Developments in critical care happen on a regular basis and I am looking forward to sharing with guests details on how critical care has developed over the years.”

Pennine Acute Trust is part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group.

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group 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 The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

The critical care talk will be held Monday, November 19, 2-3pm, in the Education Centre at Fairfield General Hospital.

All are welcome to attend. To book your place, please contact Angela Greenwood on 01706 517302 or e-mail:

Critical care facilities at the Pennine Acute Trust consist of a combined Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit with six beds at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, that sees on average 400 patients each year.

There is also a 12-bed critical care ward at North Manchester General Hospital and an 18-bed ward at The Royal Oldham Hospital, which see on average 540 and 1,100 patients a year respectively.

These critical care facilities look after patients whose conditions can be life threatening and who need constant and close monitoring or organ support from highly trained staff and equipment.

Dr Drummond will delve into the history of critical care at the Pennine Acute Trust, talk about what is currently happening in the service, as well as covering future developments in this highly specialised area.

The event is free and is one of a series of ‘Medicine for Members’ events arranged to give the public a greater insight into their local hospitals and the services they provide.

So far, more than 12,500 people have signed up to become Pennine Acute Trust members.

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