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  • Feb12
    The Countess leads the way nationally in calling for action on dementia as part of NHS Change Day launch

    Hi, my name is Andy Tysoe and I’m a dementia nurse specialist, based at the Countess of Chester Hospital. Part of my role is to help people affected by dementia through the challenge of an acute hospital stay and also to deliver dementia awareness sessions to the staff who work there.

    I got involved in dementia care because I wanted to make a difference and stand up for people who can’t stand up for themselves. Over 840 000 people are living with dementia, affecting over 22 million people in the UK, either as a family member, neighbour or friend. One in three people over 65 will die with dementia and the average age of a patient in an acute hospital is 75. So it’s a no-brainer for me - all staff need to know about dementia.

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  • Dec02
    Jamie's story

    My appointment on Tuesday 16th September was what I hoped was going to be the last in a “forced” relationship with The Countess of Chester hospital since June of this year.

    When I say “forced”, I meant that my association with hospital wards, doctor’s clinics and surgical rooms has never happened in my 42 years before this June. Attending a hospital for any reason isn’t something I have ever wanted to do, or hope not to do again for along time.

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  • Dec01
    Sign up to safety

    Today, we are signing up to safety! You may be wondering what that statement actually means. Well, with a million people using healthcare services every 36 hours, providing and receiving healthcare is complicated stuff. 

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  • Nov03
    Turning local

    I really believe we are at a turning point now in the NHS. The period from your summer holidays ending and being a distant memory, to Christmas coming and all the planning that involves  is always a busy time in our lives. It’s the same in the NHS.

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  • Sep15
    World Sepsis Day

    Sepsis is a life threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. It can be caused by something as simple as a cut or insect bite, or an infection like pneumonia.

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  • Jul07
    Part of the pack – ‘Team Countess’

    The NHS celebrated its 66th birthday on Saturday 5 July and on the same day ‘le Grand Départ’ of the Tour de France took place in Yorkshire. The opening stage of the 2014 tour started in Leeds and finished 190km later in Harrogate.

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