Please see below the regional position following media speculation in regards to the future of our hospitals, in which we clarify there are no current plans to close The Countess.
We can confirm that there are no current plans to develop a single site hospital for Wirral and Cheshire.
An Ellesmere Port father is doing a sponsored walk to raise money for the Countess of Chester Hospital after its stroke unit helped him to walk his daughter down the aisle.
Paul Holding, 60, is taking part in Walk for Wards in the Countess of Chester Country Park on 9 October to thank the therapists that enabled him to be there on his daughter Emma’s big day.
An organ donation memorial has been officially opened at the Countess.
The multi-coloured Circle of Light window will be a permanent tribute to all patients and families who choose to save others through organ donation.
Chairman Sir Duncan Nichol unveiled a plaque to sit alongside the stain glass memorial at a ceremony attended by staff, governors and patients’ relatives this week.
Volunteers from the Countess of Chester Hospital have been featured in Chester Voluntary Action’s (CVA) 1,001 Faces of Volunteering exhibition.
(left to right) Anastasia Tilston, artistic director at Chester Art Centre; Paul Davies, development worker at Chester Voluntary Action; Sue Cornick, volunteers coordinator at Countess of Chester Hospital; John Buchanan, education manager at Chester Aid to the Homeless.
Health chiefs officially marked the launch of the Health for Life programme, by rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck in.
On Thursday 18 August, senior NHS leaders showed their support for the Health for Life programme at the Countess of Chester Country Park by joining in one of the popular weekly health sessions.
Staff at the Countess of Chester Hospital have been channelling the spirit of the Rio 2016 Olympics by showcasing exercises people can do anywhere.
During the Games it can be easy to find inspiration to take up a sport or exercise more, only for the demands of daily life to soon get in the way.
A local artist has donated several pieces of her work to Ellesmere Port Hospital to go in the new Kate’s Corner and Memory Lane facilities.
Christine Cook, who used to volunteer at the hospital, jumped at the chance to add a bit of colour to areas specially designed for patients living with dementia.
The Countess of Chester Hospital has signed up to the Royal College of Midwives’ Caring for You Charter.
Head of Midwifery Julie Fogarty and RCM Steward Debbie Stowell-Smith signed the charter, which is encouraging all NHS organisations to improve midwives’; student midwives’ and maternity support workers’ health, safety and wellbeing at work.