Devolution Difference Event and the Formal Launch of Oldham Cares
It was my great pleasure to welcome everyone to the special Devolution Difference event on Monday. I say it is special because it marked the formal launch of Oldham Cares – our new approach to integrated health and social care for the people of Oldham. A great range of people, staff, GPs, elected members, partners and most importantly – our residents, attended. Read more->00
Fairfield General Hospital in Bury becomes the first hospital in the UK to pledge as Homeless Friendly
Fairfield General Hospital in Bury has become the first hospital in the UK to pledge to be part of the Homeless-Friendly programme – helping rough sleepers receive care before they fall dangerously ill.
A lack of permanent address means that many people experiencing homelessness believe they cannot get treatment at their local GP. Instead they often visit A&E to receive care. But a partnership between The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, which manages Fairfield General Hospital, and the Homeless-Friendly programme will ensure patients attending A&E in Bury are now also signposted to GPs, dentists and social workers that can help them with health and housing issues in the future. Read more->0