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Tony Chambers

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Chief Executive of Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust.

Tony Chambers has written 29 posts

  • Dec21
    Christmas message from Tony

    As Christmas approaches, I want to share my personal thanks and express my gratitude, to each and every one of you, for the huge efforts you make every single day on behalf of our patients.


  • Dec08
    Update on Chester Childbirth Appeal ongoing discussions

    Being Chief Executive is a tough job, but it is the job I have chosen and want to do. You have to make decisions that aren’t always popular or well received and I am fully aware of this responsibility.

    This week the decision for Chester Childbirth Appeal to bring their coffee shop ‘in house’ to become part of the wider Countess catering team is the subject of much discussion and questioning. 


  • Dec02
    The extraordinary everyday…

    This time last week many of us at The Countess were donning our finest wares and heading to Chester Racecourse for our annual Celebration of Achievement Awards. It was an incredible evening, with many of our staff being recognised for the excellent care they provide for patients.  

    The reality is there are great things happening here at The Countess every single day.


  • Nov18
    Talking targets and teamwork…

    Thank you to all my colleagues here at The Countess continuing to pull out all the stops to get behind our plans and arrangements to be as ready as we can be for winter. I do know how hard it is. This week it is our care of the elderly consultant and Clinical Director for Emergency Medicine Kausik Chatterjee, who has stopped us all in our tracks.  He has done a detailed piece of work reviewing a sample of case notes of Emergency Department attendances between January 2016 and October 2016.


  • Nov04
    Always winter, never Christmas…

    Within the last couple of weeks I’ve had some of my most senior emergency, elderly care and surgical consultants come and find me, for a frank and open conversation. There is a pressing matter that is the focus of all our efforts and energy… winter. More specifically, how we will care for our patients and how we will care for each other in the weeks and months ahead of us. 


  • Sep26
    An unusual start to my working week

    It has been an unusual start to my working week here at The Countess. My Monday began reading local newspaper coverage reporting that the hospital at which I am Chief Executive is to be merged with a neighbouring Trust. What’s more, the article went on to suggest that our hospital in Chester as well as others nearby will no longer be needed as care will instead be provided at a brand new hospital building in Ellesmere Port. I had been briefed that this story was in the offing and I feel it may be helpful for people to know that this coverage is the consequence of an informal or ‘leaked’ email, which we’ve not seen or been contacted about directly here at The Countess. It is not based on fact or an accurate reflection of any discussions and ambitions for the NHS that I’ve been involved in as part of my regular regional planning meetings.