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    • Jul22
      Renaming of wards at our Ellesmere Port Site

      As of 1 August 2016 Ellesmere Port Hospital will be changing the names of their wards as follows: • Ruby and Diamond ward will be collectively known as Bluebell Unit • Emerald ward will become Poppy Unit These changes are in line with changes that have been taking place across the hospital in recent months, including; the opening of ‘Kate’s Corner’, Memory Lane and the implementation of a new discharge to assess model of care the unit has been following since May this year. ...Read more

    • Jul07
      Information about neonatal services at The Countess

      We are temporarily changing the admission arrangements for our neonatal unit to focus predominantly on lower risk babies, who are born after 32 weeks. This decision is being taken with the support of the regional Cheshire and Merseyside Neonatal Care Network.   The hospital had a Care Quality Commission inspection earlier this year (February), and the results published showed no concerns about our outcomes for babies. ...Read more

    • Jul01
      Kate's Corner

      A next-step-home facility called Kate’s Corner has been launched at Ellesmere Port Hospital in partnership with NHS Property Services. The room, which is effectively a small apartment within the hospital, has been built to provide a space for people to learn or demonstrate they know how to take care of their loved ones post-discharge. ...Read more

    • Jun29
      Care Quality Commission rate Trust as ‘good’

      The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has achieved a ‘good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission following an inspection of services in February this year. The report, published on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 shows services were rated ‘good’ for being safe, effective, caring and well led, with responsiveness rated as ‘requires improvement’. ...Read more

    • Jun24
      Joint Statement: Hospital at Home Service

      Joint statement from NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are pleased to announce that the Children’s Hospital at Home service delivered by the Trust will continue for local children from July 1, 2016. ...Read more

    • Jun10
      National inpatient survey sees Countess catering getting the thumbs up

      A national patient survey published this week shows 87% of patients rating their experiences of care at The Countess as positive. More than 1,200 people using services at either the Chester or Ellesmere Port hospitals last year were invited to take part in the annual survey, which is delivered by independent researchers at Picker Institute on behalf of national regulators the Care Quality Commission. ...Read more

    • Jun10
      DofE volunteer donates baby hats

      A pastoral school worker is knitting 60 baby hats for the Countess of Chester Hospital’s Neonatal Unit for his Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) Diamond Challenge. Mike Henshall, who is Head of Moreton House at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, wanted to give something back after welcoming two generations of his family into the world at the hospital. ...Read more

    • Jun03
      Cheshire Oaks staff volunteer at Ellesmere Port

      McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks employees have been giving up their free time to transform a courtyard garden at Ellesmere Port Hospital.   The customer service workers were inspired by attending one of Memory Nurse Specialist Andy Tysoe’s #DementiaDO awareness sessions, which are open to both the public and NHS staff. ...Read more

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