First Northern Care Alliance public meeting announced

Date published: 01 October 2018

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, which brings together Salford Royal and Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and runs hospitals and community healthcare services in Salford, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester, is holding its first joint Annual Members’ and Public Meeting next Monday, October 8.

The general public, patients and service users, Trust members and staff are all welcome to attend the meeting, which takes place from 6pm to 7.30pm in the Humphrey Booth Lecture Theatre, Level 1, Mayo Building, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD.

A light supper will be available from 5.30pm.

At the meeting, the Annual Reports and Accounts for both Trusts for the year 2017/18 will be presented, along with an overview of plans for the year ahead, presented by the Group Chief Executive, Sir David Dalton, and Group Chairman, Mr Jim Potter.

During the meeting the Annual Report and Financial Accounts will be presented for formal adoption.

The work of the Group Council of Governors will also be showcased and there will be a chance for people to put questions to the Group Board of Directors.

Jim Potter, Group Chairman for the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, said: “Our first ever Joint Annual Members’ and Public Meeting for the Northern Care Alliance is an opportunity for our Governors, members and the public from the communities we serve to come along and hear about the wonderful work our staff are doing, the excellent patient care we provide and what the future holds for our new group of hospitals and healthcare services.

The collaboration between Salford Royal and Pennine Acute Trust started in April 2016 when Salford Royal agreed to provide leadership and operational support to Pennine Acute.

This arrangement paved the way for the creation of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA).

The Northern Care Alliance brings together Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, and with an operating budget of £1.3bn serves a population of over one million people under a new Group arrangement of hospitals and community healthcare service across Salford, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester.

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