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    • 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

    • Mar15
      Apprenticeship Awards 2018

      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. ...Read more

    • Mar06
      Unsung Hero Awards success

      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. ...Read more

    • Mar06
      One Show filming at the Trust

      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. ...Read more

    • Mar06
      Countess introduces improvements to visitor parking (1)

      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. ...Read more

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