Every year the start of August heralds a huge turnaround for the medical workforce at the Countess as newly-qualified foundation doctors start work at the hospital and we say farewell to the departing second years as they move on to their specialist training.
Mr Ian Harvey’s decision to retire as Medical Director, 24 years after starting as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Chester, only compounded this period of contrasting emotions as he handed the reins over to Dr Susan Gilby this summer, but one of his final acts was to take part in our fifth annual Foundation Doctors Awards.
Theatres Practitioner Christine Hunter said she was “quite emotional” after finding out she is the latest Countess Gem of the month winner.
Christine, who has worked in the NHS for 37 years and spent her entire career in theatres, was nominated for stepping in at the last minute to help her colleagues by working overtime to allow the team to open a second theatre and see more patients.
Clinical Finance and Business Manager Kimberley Jones is the latest Countess Gem of the month winner.
Kimberley was nominated for the invaluable role she played in preparing the business case for the Trust’s new electronic patient record system, which was announced last month.
As part of her day-to-day duties Kimberley manages the budgets for teams across the hospital, helping managers to get as much as they can from the money that is allocated to them.
Biomedical Scientists at the Countess showcased their work with a display stand in Outpatients 3 on Thursday, 19 July.
The team joined their colleagues from across the country in raising awareness of the second annual Biomedical Science Day, which has been organised by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).
West Cheshire has been identified as one of the 20 “most improved” areas in the country for one-year cancer survival.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer has commended West Cheshire for improving one-year cancer survival rates every year since 2000, including a rise from 69.
Cheshire Police have issued an update on their investigation into our neonatal unit. To read their latest statement visit: https://www.cheshire.police.uk/news-and-appeals/news/update-on-countess-of-chester-hospital-neonatal-unit-investigation/
A spokesperson for the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said: “We are continuing to support Cheshire Police with their ongoing investigation.
Cheshire Police have issued an update on their investigation into our neonatal unit. To read their latest statement visit: https://bit.ly/2tZo3UJ
Countess of Chester Hospital Medical Director Ian Harvey said: “We are continuing to support Cheshire Police with their ongoing investigation.
The Countess of Chester Hospital is set to become the first NHS organisation in England to pilot a new Sexual Orientation Monitoring Information Standard.
Released by NHS Digital in October 2017, the NHS Information Standard for Sexual Orientation Monitoring will help The Countess better meet the needs of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) people through improved data collection.
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