| £500 million|
Sir David Dalton
| Pennine Acute Hospitals|
Fairfield General Hospital, Tameside General Hospital, Pennines, Stepping Hill Hospital, Christie NHS Foundati
Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an acute hospital Trust which operates Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, North Manchester General Hospital, the Royal Oldham Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary, in Greater Manchester. It is the largest non-teaching Trust in England.
Not to be confused with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust also based in Greater Manchester.
Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Wikipedia
Dr Fairfield, the Chief Executive of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust moved in 2014 to the Trust on the retirement of John Saxby. In April 2016 Sir David Dalton was appointed to take over the leadership of the Trust.
The trust was highly commended in the progressive research culture category at the Health Service Journal Awards 2012 and has seen a large increase in recruitment to clinical trials.
The trust did poorly in the Friends and Family Test in March 2013, with 48% of staff saying they would not recommend their workplace to relatives and friends - in the bottom 20 in England.
The trust was one of 26 responsible for half of the national growth in patients waiting more than four hours in accident and emergency over the 2014/5 winter.
In December 2015 it was reported that the Trust envisaged moving all non-elective surgery away from North Manchester General Hospital as a result of the decision to centralise emergency surgery on 4 sites in the conurbation.
In the last quarter of 2015 it had one of the worst performances of any hospital in England against the four hour waiting target. In March 2016 at least 70 emergency patients at the trust waited more than 12 hours to be allocated a bed. This was the highest figure for any trust in England.