Oldham Care Organisation - About Us

Oldham Care Organisation is responsible for delivering healthcare services at the Royal Oldham Hospital and within the community. 

Our team is committed to providing high levels of care to all. 

Formerly known as Oldham District and General, The Royal Oldham was the birthplace of Louise Brown, the world's first successful IVF ‘test tube baby’, on 25 July 1978. 

The hospital has a full A&E department, including a specialist one for children, and offers a comprehensive range of acute and general surgical services, including vascular surgery. 

Patients can access more specialist services including clinical haematology at the purpose-built women and children’s centre, one of only three level-three maternity units in the region. The Royal Oldham also acts as a hub for gynaecological services in North Manchester. 

Oldham Care Organisation is investing £28m in building a four storey extension to the main hospital site. The extension has been named The Hulton Building, in honour of a former colleague, and is part of the Greater Manchester Improving Specialist Care programme and will enable The Royal Oldham to operate as the hub site for high-risk and emergency general and colorectal surgery.   

Designed with patient wellbeing forefront of mind, it will house two new 24-bed general surgery wards and a state-of-the-art emergency theatre within the current theatre unit. 

The new unit is expected to welcome its first patients in the summer of 2023. 


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