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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.


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.

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