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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 was only available in Florida.
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.
Failsworth residents received free blood pressure checks at a drop-in clinic, leading to one in three being advised to seek medical attention due to high readings.
Date Published 30/10/2018
Midwives at the Royal Oldham and North Manchester General hospitals are asking pregnant mums to consider having the flu jab now, before the flu virus starts circulating in Greater...
A local NHS team that supports young people with an eating disorder has won an award for providing excellent care.
Date Published 25/10/2018
Councillor Howard Sykes, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group and Leader of the Opposition on Oldham Council, has welcomed the recent announcement by the Secretary of State for...
The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group has signed an Armed Forces Covenant promising that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated...
Date Published 22/10/2018
Oldham Cares is set to welcome Jon Rouse, Chief Officer for Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, to celebrate and showcase the positive difference that health...
Cancer awareness nurses in Oldham are supporting Stand Up To Cancer - a joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 which raises money to fund vital research...
Date Published 18/10/2018
Are you looking to take part in a fun challenge this autumn that will boost your fitness AND help people affected by lung cancer – a disease that claims around 36,000 lives each...
Oldham is set to receive £1,122,354 as part of a programme to help local authorities alleviate winter pressures on the NHS, getting patients home quicker and freeing up hospital...
Date Published 17/10/2018
On Sunday (October 14) thousands of runners will be pounding the streets of Manchester at the annual Half Marathon, and one of those making their way around the city...
Date Published 12/10/2018
Despite new stats showing that 1,746 people from Oldham have registered as blood stem cell donors with advocacy group DKMS, the town is still falling short of potential
Date Published 10/10/2018
Free cancer advice and support is coming to the area next week.
Date Published 09/10/2018
Oldham Library will celebrate World Mental Health Day 2018 and promote awareness of mental health issues tomorrow (Wednesday).
An Ashton man has told how he’s beaten prostate cancer after traveling to Europe for pioneering treatment.
Date Published 08/10/2018
Oldham became a sea of pink in June as hundreds of women joined the fight against cancer by taking part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
A hugely successful immersive art installation called The Other in Mother is appearing at Gallery Oldham this month.
Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams has teamed up with Oldham Council to arrange an Oldham and Saddleworth Memory Walk, in Alexandra Park on October 13, to raise...
Date Published 05/10/2018
Being in hospital might not sound much fun when you’re a child.
A mum from Oldham has told how dancing around the living room with her young son helped her to shed over FIVE stone in less than a year.
The shortlist for The Royal Oldham Hospital’s Patients’ Choice award has been officially revealed.
The Stroke Association has launched its new Moving Forward After Stroke programme in Oldham, to help local stroke survivors get more active.
Date Published 04/10/2018
Recent revelations from the Food Standards Agency show that 11 food premises in Oldham were given a 1 rating for hygiene, while over half of food business in England do not even...
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