A Northern Care Alliance NHS staff member smiling with an elderly patientWe are the NHS charity that makes a difference by funding innovative equipment, education, research and wellbeing support across the Northern Care Alliance (NCA) NHS Group.

NCA is one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. It provides a range of healthcare services, including four hospitals and associated community services at Salford Royal, The Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital in Bury and Rochdale Infirmary.

NCA was created in 2017 to bring together Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.  With an operating budget of £1.3bn, NCA provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites and local healthcare services. 

NCA is made up of four Care Organisations that are responsible for delivering safe, high quality and reliable care to the local communities they serve.

An external view of Salford RoyalSalford Care Organisation is responsible for delivering a range of community and primary care services across Salford and at Salford Royal. It also delivers specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond. 

It was the first in the North of England to achieve the highest rating of Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

Salford Royal is home to the Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences and the Geoffrey Jefferson Brain Research Centre, and as a University Teaching Trust, is dedicated to training and educating clinicians of the future.

Salford Royal is the major trauma centre for Greater Manchester and the hub site for emergency general surgery for the North West of Greater Manchester. 

A new £68m hospital is currently being built, which will include a resuscitation area, five emergency theatres, inpatient beds, diagnostic imaging, and a helipad, meaning seriously ill patients will reach the site even quicker for their life-saving treatment. From 2023 the James Potter Building will aim to receive 90% of all major trauma patients in Greater Manchester and will be the hub site for high-risk emergency general surgery across Bolton, Salford and Wigan.

An external view of The Royal Oldham HospitalOldham Care Organisation is responsible for delivering a range of community health services across Oldham and at The Royal Oldham Hospital. 

Formerly known as Oldham District and General, the hospital was the birthplace of Louise Brown, the world's first successful in vitro fertilised "test tube baby", on 25 July 1978.

The hospital has a full A&E department, a specialist children's A&E department and offers a comprehensive range of acute and general surgical services, including vascular surgery. The site also offers more specialist services including clinical haematology and provides gynaecological services to patients in North Manchester.

The hospital’s purpose-built women and children's development and maternity ward is one of three specialist level three maternity units in Greater Manchester - meaning it can care for some of the smallest and most vulnerable babies.

A new £28m four-storey extension will soon be added to the main hospital to include two 24-bed general surgery wards and an emergency theatre. The Royal Oldham will become the hub site for high risk and emergency general and colorectal surgery for the north east of Greater Manchester.

Main entrance to Fairfield General HospitalBury Care Organisation is responsible for delivering a range of community and acute health services across Bury.

Rated as outstanding by the CQC, Fairfield General Hospital, which is part of the Care Organisation, delivers a range of acute services, including A&E, cardiology, stroke and elective surgery.

Community services include a range of disciplines to support patients to stay well in their own home, including podiatry, audiology, speech and language therapy and a range of services to support children and young people, including school nursing and physiotherapy.

The welcome desk at Rochdale InfirmaryA place destined to be different. Rochdale puts co-operation and co-design at the forefront of its health and social care. This is the place with community based integrated care at its heart.

Rochdale Infirmary, and the adult and children’s community services across Heywood Middleton and Rochdale, consists of professionals from health, social and voluntary sectors. And they are leading the way in integrated care and helping keep people of all ages well in their own homes.

Rochdale Care Organisation provides a range of hospital and community services including integrated neighbourhood  teams, borough-wide adult and children’s specialist nursing and therapy services, health visiting and school nursing, two intermediate care units, an Urgent Care Centre (UCC), short stay inpatient Clinical Assessment Unit, urgent cancer surgery, day surgery, a specialist Pennine Rheumatology Centre, x-ray and blood testing, antenatal services, early pregnancy unit, outpatient clinics and our new specialist Eye Unit.