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
Geography
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
Organisation
Care systemPublic NHS
Services
Emergency departmentYes Accident & Emergency
History
Foundedc.1870 (as a workhouse infirmary)
Links
Websitehttp://www.pat.nhs.uk
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.

History[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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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