One in three people are still using The Countess of Chester Hospital’s accident and emergency department for conditions that could be treated elsewhere.
In the run up to its busiest winter months, the hospital has been reviewing cases from January to October 2016 to understand what it might be able to do differently to ease pressures at the front door.
An Ellesmere Port couple have donated a Christmas tree to the Countess of Chester Hospital’s emergency department as a thank you to the staff.
Chef Catalina Aman attended the emergency department after burning her arm in an accident at work at 8pm on Saturday 17 December.
Her fiancé Marion Selmani, who stayed with Catalina as the staff took care of her, decided he wanted to give something back and spread a bit of Christmas cheer.
Christmas is almost here and with it the parties and family gatherings that can so often lead to food and drink over indulgence.
But how can people with diabetes manage their condition whilst still enjoying the festivities and spending time with family and friends?
Alice Fletcher, Dietitian with the Diabetes Essentials service at the Countess of Chester Hospital has issued some advice for people with diabetes to follow so as to reduce the impact on their blood sugars.
Please be aware that Accident and Emergency Services and the wider hospital are currently extremely busy at The Countess of Chester Hospital. Those with life-threatening and serious medical conditions are being seen as priority. Non-emergency cases may experience lengthy waits. Please check for alternative services that may be available from your local GP, pharmacist, NHS Choices website or through calling NHS 111.
A Chester family have donated pieces of artwork to the Countess of Chester Hospital to mark the one-year anniversary of a loved one’s passing.
Lynn Cross, whose husband John died of a brain haemorrhage on 24 November last year, has given two paintings to the renal unit at the hospital where he received regular dialysis for nine years.
Countess clinicians returned from a special trip to Uganda this week, where they have been supporting a rural hospital with reducing risks from the spread of infection.
This visit was part of an 18 month programme between The Countess of Chester Hospital and Kisiizi Hospital in Uganda, made possible thanks to funding through a joint project with the Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
"The Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for Cheshire and Merseyside, sets out how the health and care system can remain fit for the future and respond successfully to the growing demands that are being placed on it, alongside ambitious ideas to improve the health of people living and working in the region.
A nursing assistant from the Countess of Chester Hospital will be part of the British Army’s parade in Chester on Remembrance Sunday.
Alex Western, who started working in the hospital’s emergency department last December, has been in the Army Reserve for eight years and spends what free time she can honing her skills as a Lance Corporal in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
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