1 Issue 110 January 2013. Pennine news TO. PROV. IDE TH. E VERY. BEST CARE FOR EACH PATIENT ON EVERY OCCASION. Bluebell Birth Centre celebrates one year R&D team highly commended in HSJ. award More openness with Speaking Up Charter BABY JACOB IS FIRST BABY. Annual education TO BE BORN AT OLDHAM'S. awards NEW maternity UNIT. 2 news - Trust stories January 2013. New year message to staff Contents Dear colleague 2012 has been a remarkable year for the It is crucial that all staff understand the Hair raising moments in Trust. The opening of our 44m women and explicit nature of Movember .. Pg 4. children's supercentre at The Royal Oldham these unprecedented Postcard from Uganda .. Pg 4 hospital and the transfer of ophthalmology challenges and Age UK Oldham team up services from Birch Hill hospital to Rochdale pressures we will with Oldham's A&E.
2 Pg 5 Infirmary have marked the final chapters face. Allan spreads knowledge of Making it Better and Healthy Futures We must all work John Jesky, Chairman around Europe .. Pg 5 respectively. together to deliver These two major change and restructuring sustainable, high J puts Pennine on the Pg 6 performing, programmes have resulted in over 100m New hospital to home detox .. Pg 7 capital investment in new buildings and high quality facilities and dramatic shifts and improvements services through a Exam success .. Pg 7 sustainable financial in the way we deliver services across the north- Changes to ENT service .. Pg 7 east sector of Greater Manchester. position. We have slipped in our Core Brief .. Pg 8 However, anyone who has worked in the progress during 2012. health service for any length of time will Team focus on catering and while we will assistants.
3 Pg 9 know that change never ceases. We continue achieve financial to review, change and improve our services. Annual education awards .. Pg 10 balance at the end Change is the only constant. Looking forward of this financial year, John Saxby, Chief Executive Over half of PAT staff get Pg 11 to 2013 and beyond we can see the next we will only do this major change programme on the horizon. Dementia training .. Pg 11 at the cost of not being able to generate a The Healthier Together programme being surplus to carry forward for 2013/14. We PAT highly commended in developed across Greater Manchester will all need to redouble our efforts. By placing HSJ awards .. Pg 12 focus on how services can be provided in quality at the heart of everything we do, by primary care, the community and at home UK Border Agency visit.
4 Pg 12 getting things right first time, by listening and alongside improved access to specialist care in responding to what our patients tell us we can Direct to midwife .. Pg 13 our hospitals. We have already made great and must change our services for the better. More openness with Pg 13 progress in this area, but there is more to do. There are still too many areas where we are We will know during the early months of 2013. inefficient when compared to similar hospitals Successful conferences .. Pg 14 the direction that Healthier Together will take and Trusts. Swift, wide-ranging and effective Midwives celebrate first year .. Pg 15 and we will link their plans into the review change across all of our services and involving of our own Trust strategy which is currently Thought for the month.
5 Pg 15 all of our staff will be out touchstone for the underway. coming year and beyond. Staff noticeboard .. Pg 16 Nationally we are all aware of the effects of As the new year starts we have the the economic downturn it affects all of us in opportunity to shape our own future, to our daily lives. The public sector, the NHS and change, improve and adapt our services and Inside news this Trust is not immune from these changes. The autumn statement from the Chancellor has predicted that the country will not emerge ourselves. In wishing you all a very happy new year we look forward to your support, THE Trust has several communication tools involvement and enthusiasm to transform and to help keep staff up to date: from the national deficit until 2018. There take forward the Trust as a whole.
6 Will not be any let up in the scale of savings Core brief is sent round monthly, for use we need to make in future years, nor will John Jesky, Chairman in all team briefings. there be any cavalry coming to our rescue. John Saxby, Chief Executive Weekly bulletins are emailed on Mondays and contain a range of operational and Women and children's development at Oldham - Thank you from the Trust Board site information. Given the number of capital projects this Unit, new equipment and improved staffing Trust has undertaken in the last few years it will ensure that treatment is delivered in the A medical director/nursing director bul- is almost becoming routine to see a major most modern and comfortable environment letin is circulated monthly. development such as our new Women and currently available and will help ensure the Online copies of all the bulletins and core Children's Unit at The Royal Oldham hospital best possible care for children, babies and brief, plus more, can be found on the Trust rise from the ground and, with all its building families across Greater Manchester.
7 Intranet at and technical complexity, be delivered on Our staff have of course done an amazing job, schedule and within budget. working as they did, in both maternity and You can send your stories for either Pennine The Board is highly grateful to all those paediatric environments that were becoming news or for local media to Trust communi- involved in the many facets of the planning, very much outdated for the provision of cations at development and building stages of this modern day care. I hope they will feel proud or call Nicola Berry on 44284. magnificent new development. to work in their new surroundings, which is no If you have any ideas, views or suggestions The work that has gone on behind the scenes less than they deserve. Having said that, I am regarding communications across the Trust, has involved so many of our staff who, as sure that baby Jacob Leighton Allt wondered please email well as carrying on with their day jobs', have what all the fuss was about when he chose worked together admirably across the divisions to arrive into the world, and into the new and various disciplines to build, commission, era for women and children and babies at recruit and train staff and equip the new Pennine on the day of the maternity move on Keeping up to date with 3 December.
8 Services integrated into this new facility. They The Trust now has 1,000 followers on have delivered a state-of-the-art facility to the On behalf of the Trust Board, I would like Twitter. To hear about Trust news and exacting and meticulous standards required of to thank all staff involved in the transfer of events on Twitter @pennineacutenhs such a building. services for their hard work and commitment This new facility with its new services, in ensuring patients were safe and Please recycle this magazine including our Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care (Continued on next ). In the news 3. First baby born in new unit A DELIGHTED mum believes her baby boy held back' so he could make history by being the first baby born in the new maternity development at The Royal Oldham hospital .
9 Jacob Leighton Allt was born at , just hours after the new maternity unit opened. Weighing a healthy 8lbs 6oz, Jacob had been due last Thursday, but New era of maternity and instead, mum Lynsey McCamphill from Clarksfield went into labour at children's care born at Oldham , the morning of the move into the new unit. She said: He wanted to wait. He THE Royal Oldham hospital 's new 44m programme to redesign and improve knew his mummy wanted to have maternity unit and specialist neonatal children's, maternity and neonatal him in the newest bit of the hospital ! intensive care unit fully opened to services across Greater Manchester. I've been eating spicy curries for patients on 3 December, marking the Cathy Trinick, interim director of women two weeks. But it was the bumpy beginning of a new era of women and children's services for Oldham and and children's services, said: Our new ambulance ride that brought labour Rochdale borough communities.
10 Women and Children's Super Centre is on properly, I'm sure of it. a 44m development and will provide The women and children's facility involves This is something to tell him when state-of-the-art facilities for the women a major new purpose-built four storey he's older. It's a little bit of history. of Oldham and Rochdale. It includes new building, new antenatal wards, new We'll keep the newspaper cuttings services, new equipment and improved labour delivery rooms, obstetric theatres, for when he's older. It's a lot better staffing to help ensure that treatment a midwife-led birth centre, postnatal here, compared to the old bit. I'm is delivered in a more modern and rooms, a children's unit and a brand new glad he held on.. comfortable environment. It will help us Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provide the very best possible care for the Jacob, along with all the babies born (NICU).