The Royal Oldham extension - Hulton Building

The Royal Oldham Hospital’s major new extension is now open to patients needing emergency general and colorectal surgery care. 

The £28 million new facility is a Greater Manchester hub site and will boost capacity in the region for those requiring this type of care treating more than 4,000 patients a year. 

The building has been designed by architects working alongside clinicians, operational and support staff and patients to ensure every detail is captured with patient wellbeing in mind. The building has spacious patient day rooms and is equipped with therapy spaces. There are two general surgery wards with a capacity of 24 beds each located on southern and western elevations to provide outward looking views for patients, maximising natural light.

The main contractor, Integrated Health Projects (IHP)  started work on the new development in 2022 with the doors opening to patients in February 2024. 

The new development is named the Hulton building, a name chosen by colleagues, in memory of former surgeon Mr Neil Hulton who was an inspiration to many. 

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Find out more about The Royal Oldham extension journey 

Alison Birkett, Lead Nurse at The Royal Oldham Hospital, talks about how The Hulton Building will make a difference to patients and the community.
Find out more about the building.
View our drone footage of The Hulton Building.

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