The new Northern Care Alliance NHS Group brings together five local hospitals, 2,000 beds, specialist and acute services, a range of community services, and over 17,000 staff from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (PAT).
The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group is being led by Sir David Dalton who has been Chief Executive of both Trusts since taking charge of Pennine Acute Trust (PAT) in April last year. Since April 2016, Pennine Acute Trust has benefitted from joint working and support from Salford Royal under the leadership of Chairman Mr Jim Potter, and Sir David as Chief Executive.
For the past 15 years The Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust which was formed in April 2002 has run four hospitals of The Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary, Fairfield General Hospital in Bury and North Manchester General Hospital, and more recently expanded its provision of integrated and community services in North Manchester and Rochdale borough.
Salford Royal is one of the top performing NHS Foundation Trusts in the country where Sir David Dalton has been Chief Executive since 2001, leading it to an ‘outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2015 - the first in the North of England. It is also the first Trust with integrated acute and community services to earn this rating.
With an operating budget of £1.3 billion budget, the new Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites and local healthcare services.