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Friday 23 April 2021
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Media Centre

Welcome to the on-line media centre for Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.  The Trust's Communications Team manages all media enquiries, plus requests for filming and photography.


The team provides a service for journalists and can help with:

  • General enquiries about the Trust and the services we offer;

  • Arranging experts to comment on a wide range of specialist and general healthcare issues;

  • Filming and photography requests;

  • Background briefings, facts, statistics and case studies to support stories about us.

We are also looking for positive news stories from you, our patients, visitors and members, to publish in our newsletter "The Loop", on our website or in the local press.


Media enquiries should be directed to the Communications Team either by emailing trust.communications@pat.nhs.uk or by calling:

  • 0161 656 1390


The communications office is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.  If you have an urgent media enquiry at evenings and at weekends, please call the switchboard number 0161 789 7373 and you will be directed to the Senior Manager on-call who will support media enquiries.


Latest News



  • Raj Jain NCA Chief Executive Raj Jain to retire at end of SummerIn a personal message to staff at the Northern Care Alliance today, the group's Chairman Professor Michael Luger announced that its Chief Executive Raj Jain is to retire from the NHS at the end of this Summer. Prof. Luger confirmed that Mr Jain will reach and celebrate his 60th birthday next year and so he and his wife have decided the time is right for them both to retire from their respective roles in the NHS.
  • Restarting Planned CareBack in November, along with other hospitals in Greater Manchester we took the difficult decision to cancel some planned operations to help deal with the increased number of cases of Covid 19.
  • Blood on Board Milestone for life-saving Blood on Board projectA life-saving project bringing blood transfusion to critically ill and injured people across the region has treated its 100th patient. Blood on Board is a collaboration between North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA), Blood Bikes Manchester, the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and Salford Royal's Transfusion Service.
  • Martin Hibbert Bomb survivor's nurse joins Kilimanjaro questA survivor of the Manchester Arena bomb attack is hoping to raise £1m by climbing Kilimanjaro - and he'll be joined on the journey by some of the people who saved his life. Martin Hibbert was in Manchester Arena when the bomb exploded and he suffered 22 shrapnel wounds, which left him paralysed from the waist down.
  • Bevan unit ceremony group shot Bolt ceremony marks progress at Bevan unitThe Salford Bevan Intermediate Care Unit (IMU) is now almost half-way through the construction phase and the milestone was marked with a special ceremony to tighten a series of commemorative golden bolts on the steel frame. The 60-bed step down unit is a purpose-built structure, which will support patients who no longer need to be in hospital but require further support before they return home.