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Diabetes event at Fairfield General Hospital – Let’s talk about it

Date published: 11 February 2012

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is hosting a free talk with Dr Susannah Rowles, a consultant specialist, to discuss and raise the awareness of Diabetes.

The event is open to patients and the general public and will be held at the Education Centre at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury on Tuesday 28th February 2012 from 2-3pm.

Delegates will be given the opportunity to find out more about the condition and the diabetes services provided by The Pennine Acute Trust.

More than 2.8 million people in the UK are affected by diabetes - a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches, and other food into energy needed for daily life. It is estimated that diabetes affects more than 150 million people worldwide and is estimated to reach a staggering 300 million by the year 2025.

The Pennine Acute Trust provides diabetes services across all of its four hospital sites with two specialist diabetes centres at North Manchester General and The Royal Oldham Hospitals.

The Trust employs ten Consultants who support Diabetes and Endocrinology, who along with ten Diabetes Specialist Nurses (DSN’s), work across out-patients departments at Fairfield and North Manchester General Hospitals, The Royal Oldham and Rochdale Infirmary, and inpatient services on three of the hospital sites.

In 2010/11 the Trust treated over 3,000 new diabetes patients and over 16,000 follow-up patients.

The Trust works in partnership with primary and community care to ensure patients access the right service at the right time.

The Trust has a long history of involvement in diabetes research and is very much at the heart of building on the Trust’s growing reputation as a centre for research in the North West, running both academic and commercial trials of national and international importance. The Diabetic Team support research and development with Consultants and Research Nurses dedicated to specific research programmes. The Trust is currently involved in running approximately 20 studies with further research in the pipeline.

The event is free and open to the public, staff and The Pennine Acute Trust’s Foundation Trust members.

To book your place contact Angela Greenwood on 01706 517302 or email