PENNINE Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is hosting a free ‘talk and tour’ of a new dementia unit.
The new ten bed Oasis unit at Rochdale Infirmary will offer patients from Middleton, Heywood and Rochdale with a safe and suitable purpose-built environment to support recovery, as well as access to nursing and mental health staff.
The unit is believed to be the first of its kind in a hospital setting in England.
Along with a social worker from Rochdale Council Social Services, the staff have specialist skills in elderly care, dementia and mental health care.
The tour takes place on Wednesday, August 30 between 2pm and 3pm. Spaces are limited, to book a place contact Angela Greenwood on 01706 517302 or email membership@pat. nhs.uk
A POPULAR play area was cordoned off for several hours on Sunday morning while police responded to a ‘concern for welfare’ call.
The Stocks, at the end of Farmway in Middleton, was cordoned off by police after they were called shortly after 5am.
Police attended and found a woman, who is now being supported by specially trained officers.
Police say there were no criminal circumstances.