Check the settings Introduce yourself and the topic Welcome in advance Where is Oldham? – 7 miles from the Manchester city centre. If you imagine Manchester with the M60 to be the centre of a clock face, then Oldham is situated towards the NE at a 2 o’clock position.
6 placements Within Adult Medicine there are 5 placements
This picture must have been taken on an exceptionally sunny and warm day and a quiet day at work or has been digitally tampered by our talented medical illustration department! A bollard has been kept in front of the automatic doors to keep them open and let in a refreshing breeze and 2 ambulances are waiting in the wings, the paramedics have all probably gone on to watch a football match!
Oldham is situated 700 feet above sea level on the Pennines. This patient was brought in cyanosed, hypothermic and unconscious, haven fallen off a hill while ski-ing and the surgeon is trying to wake him up with an upper GI endoscope. Obviously, the method worked...because you can see the guy just reaching out for his equipment to
This picture on the Ob & Gyn wards was taken somewhere in Madagascar, Mozambique or Malawi. We just liked this picture because it is so sunny. I can assure you the patients in Oldham are not allowed to share beds.
As Oldham is situated on the Pennines, none of our wards have level floors. They always kind of slope to one side – Manchester way. Our trolleys have been designed with brakes so that they don’t roll off their positions. Unfortunately, the chairs on the paediatric ward were not designed similarly and you can almost sense the chair sliding out of this nurses gluteal region as she remains engrossed with the computer....
The tea trolley is doing its rounds. We take the nutrition of our patients very seriously and if you are nice to the nurses they will let you have some soup off that trolley – free of course. You have to serve soup very carefully under these circumstances allowing for the slope of the Pennines, so that it does not spill to the right. The floors are spic and span as you can see – not an MRSA or Clostridium difficile in sight.
This is a picture of our post-grad centre where you will have a lot of your lunches. The department of Medicine has 3 lunchtime meetings per week, usually with sponsored lunches. If you are lucky you may get a hot lunch as used to be the case even up to a couple of years ago, but now the economic crisis has caused sandwiches to make a comeback. Food or drink is however strictly prohibited within the library, where you are allowed only to digest the stuff in books or computer screens. The library closes at 6pm but for a refundable deposit of £5 you can gain access to it at night.
This is our staff restaurant or rather how we would have liked it to be, but for the economic crisis... There is a permanent curry counter in one corner, reflecting the demographics of Oldham’s patients and staff.
Oldham was famous in the recent past as the world’s most productive cotton spinning town. In the 1890s Oldham alone produced 13% of the worlds spun cotton more than that spun in Germany and France and only lesser than that in the USA. During its peak, the total number of mills in Oldham were numbering to about 360 or so. Why is Oldham famous now? The world’s first test tube baby was produced here in 1978. Our pathology lab has recently been rebuilt and is state of the art. Our football stadium is just situated next to the hospitals Ob & Gyn Dept. reflecting the activity of the footballers wives.
Royal Oldham Hospital Presenters: Dr J Barclay Undergraduate Tutor Dr Shiv Biswas Undergraduate Tutor