Countess clinicians returned from a special trip to Uganda this week, where they have been supporting a rural hospital with reducing risks from the spread of infection.
This visit was part of an 18 month programme between The Countess of Chester Hospital and Kisiizi Hospital in Uganda, made possible thanks to funding through a joint project with the Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
"The Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for Cheshire and Merseyside, sets out how the health and care system can remain fit for the future and respond successfully to the growing demands that are being placed on it, alongside ambitious ideas to improve the health of people living and working in the region.
A nursing assistant from the Countess of Chester Hospital will be part of the British Army’s parade in Chester on Remembrance Sunday.
Alex Western, who started working in the hospital’s emergency department last December, has been in the Army Reserve for eight years and spends what free time she can honing her skills as a Lance Corporal in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
A new state-of-the-art Hot Reporting Room has transformed the way the radiology team at the Countess of Chester Hospital is working.
The new facility, complete with soundproof divides, carpets and ceiling tiles, makes it easier for consultant radiologists and reporting radiographers to be more flexible in the way they work and speeds things up for patients waiting for scan results.
Over 30,000 teddy bears have been given to child patients passing through the Countess of Chester Hospital’s emergency department since 2004.
Staff hand out the cute cuddly toys to youngsters to make their visits to hospital less scary, as a distraction and sometimes to increase their understanding of what doctors and nurses do by demonstrating on the teddies.
Patients across Cheshire are some of the first in the country to benefit from the introduction of a new digital ‘Care Record’ which means their health and social care information is shared across multiple agencies – removing the need to repeat the same information to multiple agencies.
A patient who spent 57 days in a coma after contracting the flu virus is urging the people who cared for him to get the flu jab.
Miles Negus, a married father of two, never imagined that his life would almost be cut short from flu, but that is exactly what happened when he returned home from a family skiing trip to Austria earlier this year.
Please see below the regional position following media speculation in regards to the future of our hospitals, in which we clarify there are no current plans to close The Countess.
We can confirm that there are no current plans to develop a single site hospital for Wirral and Cheshire.
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