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    • Jul10
      The Big Feed

      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. ...Read more

    • Jul10
      Stroke unit celebrates world first with new trial (1)

      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. ...Read more

    • Jun15
      Chester grandfather takes control of diabetes

      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. ...Read more

    • 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

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