Oldham 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 Royal Oldham Hospital lies within the Coldhurst area of Oldham on the boundary with Royton, eight miles north east of Manchester.
The Royal Oldham 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.
The care organisation has recently been given the green light for a new £28m four-storey extension to the main hospital. Inside the new-build will be two new 24 bedded general surgery wards and the creation of a new emergency theatre within the current theatres unit. This will allow The Royal Oldham to operate as the hub site for high risk and emergency general and colorectal surgery for the north east of Greater Manchester.