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    • May18
      Neonatal Update - Thursday 18 May

      The Countess of Chester Hospital has requested the input of Cheshire Police into its ongoing review of neonatal services. In February this year we published the findings from an independent, clinical review into neonatal services at the Countess carried out by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. ...Read more

    • May05
      Equality and Diversity Week (15th – 21st May 2017) What are we doing?

      To celebrate Equality and Diversity Week, we will be promoting the excellent and inclusive work we undertake at the Countess and giving you the opportunity to meet with staff who are involved in E&D at certain points in the week. You can find out more by checking out these events below during the week. ...Read more

    • Apr05
      #endPJparalysis

      Staff from the Countess of Chester Hospital are urging patients to bring clothes in with them as part of a national ‘#endPJparalysis’ campaign. The initiative is designed to encourage people in hospital to get up, dressed and move around as much as possible instead of remaining in pyjamas or hospital gowns in beds all the time on the wards. ...Read more

    • Mar17
      Countess celebrates outstanding apprentices

      Apprentices at the Countess of Chester Hospital took to the stage to celebrate their achievements during National Apprenticeship Week. The Countess, in partnership with Wirral Metropolitan College, 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. ...Read more

    • Mar08
      Countess recruits local schoolchildren in bid to tackle smoking on site

      The Countess of Chester Hospital has recruited local schoolchildren in its bid to tackle the issue of smoking on hospital grounds. The Trust recently asked pupils at nearby Upton Westlea Primary School to design posters to help get the message across to patients, visitors and staff that the Countess is a Smokefree site and the children in Mr Spruce’s Year 5 class and Mr Hall’s Year 6 class were happy to oblige. ...Read more

    • Feb20
      #DementiaDO milestone

      Memory nurse Andy Tysoe has celebrated creating 6,000 Dementia Friends through awareness sessions at the Countess of Chester Hospital and in the community. Andy started ‘DementiaDO… the basics’ three years ago after believing passionately that society needs to think differently about dementia and remove some of the misunderstandings about the brain disease. ...Read more

    • Feb08
      Neonatal Review and Update

      In July last year we took the decision to change admission arrangements for neonatal facilities. The unit stopped providing intensive care. Any women expected to deliver earlier than 32 weeks were transferred to a neighbouring facility. This step was taken because we wanted to better understand why there had been a greater number of deaths than we would normally expect on our neonatal unit between January 2015 and July 2016. ...Read more

    • Jan23
      Blood bikes charity celebrates Angel taking flight

      Shropshire and Staffordshire Blood Bikes (SSBB) have unveiled a brand new bike called ‘Angel’ that will be used at the Countess of Chester Hospital. It has been named Angel after blood bike volunteer Steve Hunter’s first granddaughter who was born asleep at the hospital five years ago. ...Read more

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