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    • Apr07
      Pictorial menus give patients a helping hand

      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. ...Read more

    • Mar17
      Countess team tastes own medicine on puree diet challenge

      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. ...Read more

    • Jan04
      Hospital services are extremely busy at The Countess

      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. ...Read more

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