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    • Nov10
      Physio Awareness Day 2017

      A Deeside office worker’s desire to get back on her feet as soon as possible after a quad-biking accident helped her to defy expectations. Danielle was told it could take seven months for her to walk again after breaking her right leg, fracturing her left ankle and heel bone in the crash on 1 September 2016, but her dedication to her rehabilitation instead meant she was back in heels and able to walk using crutches in time for last year’s office Christmas party. ...Read more

    • Oct30
      Chester physio helps to change bed rest culture in Ethiopia

      When Senior Physiotherapist Nicola Jarman travelled to Ethiopia earlier this year she had no idea how challenging, yet inspiring and heart-warming it would be. Having been picked as one of two physios to represent the Northwest Orthopaedic Trauma Alliance for Africa (NOTAA) she arrived in Hawassa, via Istanbul and Addis Ababa, filled with enthusiasm and excitement. ...Read more

    • Aug18
      Urolift procedure gets Alan back on par

      An Ellesmere Port grandfather returned to the golf course just two weeks after undergoing a new procedure to relieve the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Alan Miller, 69, was keen to end the cycle of sleepless nights caused by benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), which forced him to urinate more frequently, but he wanted to limit any disruption to his weekly round of golf. ...Read more

    • Aug07
      Countess ushers in Chester’s new ‘NHS Squad’

      A group of teenagers have called themselves the ‘NHS Squad’ on Snapchat after an inspiring work placement at the Countess of Chester Hospital. The year 10 pupils were given an insight into the many roles and departments that often go unseen in the hospital, as well as meeting nurses, doctors and patients on the wards. ...Read more

    • Jul13
      Women's Institute donation

      Members from the Little Stanney Women’s Institute (WI) have donated a new table and chairs for patients to enjoy at Ellesmere Port Hospital. The extra seating is available for patients and visitors in the garden on the Bluebell Unit, which has already proven extremely popular during spells of hot weather this summer. ...Read more

    • Jul10
      The Big Feed

      New mums from across Chester gathered for a special celebration at the Storyhouse to mark national breastfeeding week. More than 100 mothers, bonny babies and friends attended ‘The Big Feed’ event on 28 June, which was jointly organised by the infant feeding teams from the Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation Trust and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. ...Read more

    • Jul10
      Stroke unit celebrates world first with new trial (1)

      A stroke patient at the Countess of Chester Hospital has become the first person to take part in a global study of a pioneering new treatment. The procedure, called Magnetically Enhanced Diffusion for Acute Ischaemic Stroke (MEDIS), can potentially push life-saving drugs through the bloodstream 30 times faster than they travel normally and significantly decrease the risk of long-term disability. ...Read more

    • Jun15
      Chester grandfather takes control of diabetes

      A Chester grandfather has lost a stone in weight after a diabetes awareness session encouraged him to get to grips with his diet. Donald Wilson cut out his favourite sugary snacks and started going to the gym three times a week after attending a free Diabetes Essentials course in April 2016. ...Read more

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