Royal Oldham Hospital

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Royal Oldham Hospital
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
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Royal Oldham Hospital
Royal Oldham Hospital is located in Greater Manchester
Royal Oldham Hospital
Shown in Greater Manchester
LocationOldham, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates53°33′10″N 2°07′22″W / 53.5528°N 2.1227°W / 53.5528; -2.1227Coordinates: 53°33′10″N 2°07′22″W / 53.5528°N 2.1227°W / 53.5528; -2.1227
Care systemPublic NHS
Emergency departmentYes Accident & Emergency
Openedc.1870 (as a workhouse infirmary)
ListsHospitals in England

The Royal Oldham Hospital is a NHS hospital in the Coldhurst area of Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. It is managed by the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust. The hospital has its own volunteer-run radio station, Radio Cavell, which broadcasts at 1350 AM.[2]


The hospital has its origins in the workhouse infirmary established to support the Oldham Union Workhouse on the Rochdale Road in around 1870.[3] It became the Boundary Park Hospital in the late 1920s and, after joining the National Health Service in 1948, it became Oldham and District General Hospital in 1955.[4]

The hospital was the birthplace of English physicist Brian Cox, who is a professor of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester; he was born in 1968. [5] The hospital was also the birthplace of Louise Brown, the world's first successful in vitro fertilised "test tube baby", on 25 July 1978.[6]

In April 2018 the hospital joined the National Bereavement Care Pathway, which intends to ensure a common standard in bereavement care for parents.[7]

Radio Cavell[edit]

Radio Cavell, founded in 1952, provides a hospital radio service in the hospital.[8]

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  1. ^ "The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust". Care Quality Commission. p. 45. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Official website". Radio Cavell.
  3. ^ "Oldham". Workhouses. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham". National Archives. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  5. ^ "TV star Professor Cox goes back to school for a day!". Oldham Evening Chronicle. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 1 November 2022.
  6. ^ "First test-tube baby hails birth pioneers". Oldham Evening Chronicle. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Royal Oldham hospital joins the National Bereavement Care Pathway". Rochdale News. 18 April 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Radio Cavell". Hospital Broadcasting Association. Retrieved 22 December 2021.

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