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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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