Our Infection Prevention and Control Team today (27 May) welcomed the Infection Prevention Society’s hand hygiene torch as it continues its tour of the UK and Ireland.
The Infection Prevention Society are using the torch tour to raise awareness of the importance of hand hygiene among the general public, promote the Infection Prevention Society nationally and internationally and to highlight the annual World Health Organisation's ‘Clean Your Hands - Call to Action’ for healthcare workers.
A volunteer at the Countess has received a national award from Macmillan Cancer Support in recognition of her dedication to supporting people affected by cancer.
Sue Yates received the Deborah Hutton Award at the charity’s Volunteers’ Award Conference in Hinckley, Leicestershire, at the weekend.
A nurse from the Countess of Chester Hospital is running the Chester Half Marathon this weekend in memory of one of her patients.
Nicola Lee, a renal dialysis nurse, formed a close bond with John Cross over their mutual enjoyment of running during his regular visits to the hospital.
A bonny baby boy named Charlie has become the first child to be welcomed into the world in brand new facilities here at the Countess.
Charlie Flackett, weighing eight pounds and eight ounces, was born at 00:07am on May 4 to second time parents Jennifer and Oliver Flackett in the newly refurbished high risk labour and delivery room.
Patients with communication difficulties can now use a Pictorial Menu to order their food at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
The menu, which features images of fresh food cooked daily on site, has been launched across all wards at the Countess and Ellesmere Port hospitals.
Food First Dietitian Victoria Forrest, who worked to drive the introduction of the menu alongside the catering department, believes it will make a real difference.
The Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) team at the Countess of Chester Hospital are sampling their own medicine this week by following a puree diet to coincide with Nutrition and Hydration Week 2016.
Patients who have trouble swallowing for whatever reason can be put on a diet of pureed food and thickened fluids.
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.
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