Apprentices at the Countess of Chester Hospital took to the stage for the second consecutive year to celebrate their achievements during National Apprenticeships Week.
The Countess has been offering apprenticeships in a variety of roles – such as appointments clerks, maintenance assistants, healthcare assistants, therapy assistants, purchasing assistants, administrators and many more – since 2014.
Helen Nowakowska, Business Performance Manager in Diagnostics and Infrastructure Division, scooped an NHS Unsung Hero Award in a glitzy ceremony in Manchester on 23 February.
Helen, who has worked for the Countess for 12 years, won The Leader of the Year Award in the Corporate Functions category, having been nominated by former Reception Co-ordinator Hayley Carey.
British broadcasting legend Angela Rippon led a film crew from The One Show around the hospital on Monday 26 February.
Angela was presenting a segment to launch the BBC programme’s own Patient Appreciation Awards to celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday - click here for more information and to view the video.
The Countess of Chester Hospital has introduced new measures to improve the parking experience for patients and visitors to the Trust.
New parking machines have been installed in the Liverpool Road and Jubilee car parks that see the introduction of a multi-payment system that includes cash, card, contactless and smartphone payment facilities.
Black cab drivers in Chester have donated a new television for patients at the Countess of Chester Hospital after the old one stopped working.
Patients in the hospital’s Intermediate Care Unit were left disappointed when their bay’s television broke during an episode of Strictly Come Dancing before Christmas.
The British Red Cross has returned to The Countess to help with discharging patients during the busy winter months.
The British Red Cross Accident & Emergency (A&E) discharge service gives doctors and nurses the confidence to discharge vulnerable patients safe in the knowledge that the British Red Cross will see them home.
January is a time when people often find themselves with the dreaded flu or a winter diarrhoea and vomiting bug. Whilst these are very unpleasant, they can usually be treated at home and hospital doctors are urging people to make sure they know what to do if they get the flu or another minor illness.
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