Royal Oldham Hospital

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Royal Oldham Hospital
Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS 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 Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.


The hospital has its origins in the workhouse infirmary established to support the Oldham Union Workhouse on the Rochdale Road in around 1870.[1] 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.[2]

The hospital was the birthplace of Louise Brown, the world's first successful in vitro fertilised "test tube baby", on 25 July 1978.[3]

In April 2018 the hospital joined the National Bereavement Care Pathway, which intends to ensure a common standard in bereavement care for parents.[4]

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  1. ^ "Oldham". Workhouses. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham". National Archives. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  3. ^ "First test-tube baby hails birth pioneers". Oldham Evening Chronicle. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Royal Oldham hospital joins the National Bereavement Care Pathway". Rochdale News. 18 April 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.

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