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    • Mar29
      Easter at the Countess

      Every Easter staff at the hospital are left stunned by the generosity of our local community as hundreds of chocolate Eggs arrive for patients stuck in hospital over the Bank Holiday weekend. Most of them are handed directly to the Children’s Ward, but eggs donated via the Countess Charity have also gone out to other areas of the hospital. ...Read more

    • Mar29
      Countess Gem... Jubilee

      Deputy ward managers Clare Shaw and David Wilson-Jones are both immensely proud after their Jubilee Nursing Team was named the first ‘Countess Gem of the month’. As a group they put in a tremendous effort during heightened escalation for the intense winter pressures experienced at the hospital, re-fitting and staffing recovery areas with extra beds to provide additional capacity. ...Read more

    • Mar28
      New appointment reminder service

      A new appointment reminder service is now operating at the Countess of Chester Hospital, giving patients seven days advanced warning prior to their appointments. Everyone attending clinics will receive a text reminder to a mobile or an automated call to their landline a week before they are due to come to hospital. ...Read more

    • Mar22
      War hero’s stories lift spirits on the ward

      Chester war veteran Deryck, 92, has been regaling staff and patients at the Countess of Chester Hospital with stories from his experiences in the D-Day landings. Deryck served with the Irish Guards Armoured Division and received the Legion of Honour award three years ago as part of celebrations to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the campaign in Normandy. ...Read more

    • Mar20
      Quiet room opens in Spiritual Care Centre

      A new quiet room has opened in the Spiritual Care Centre, providing a closed off area with increased privacy for patients, staff and visitors. The room, which has been funded by money donated from the annual Trees of Life ceremony, has been designed for anyone in the hospital who needs a quiet space to reflect, seek advice or simply escape the hustle and bustle and have a cup of tea. ...Read more

    • Mar16
      Ravi ultra-marathon

      Consultant Paediatrician Dr Ravi Jayaram completed the 52-mile Chester Ultra-Marathon to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in memory of former patient Elle Morris. Keen runner Ravi completed the endurance challenge on Saturday 10 March and was greeted by Elle’s family at the finishing line, having grown close to them after looking after Elle for years. ...Read more

    • Mar16
      Theatres Recruitment Open Day

      More than 80 people attended a Theatres Recruitment Open Day at the Countess of Chester Hospital on Wednesday 14 March. Visitors were given an insight into roles in theatres such as scrub nurses, recovery nurses, operating department practitioners and theatres support workers via a series of demonstrations and talks. ...Read more

    • Mar16
      Welcome to our new nurses

      We have welcomed 21 nurses to the Countess this week. These registered nurses have just completed a two-week induction and they will start caring for patients over the next few days. Our Practice Development Nursing team will continue to provide support as they adjust to working life on the wards, with every newly qualified nurse receiving support with mentorship, additional training and development on a six-month Preceptorship programme. ...Read more

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