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    • 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

    • Feb20
      #DementiaDO milestone

      Memory nurse Andy Tysoe has celebrated creating 6,000 Dementia Friends through awareness sessions at the Countess of Chester Hospital and in the community. Andy started ‘DementiaDO… the basics’ three years ago after believing passionately that society needs to think differently about dementia and remove some of the misunderstandings about the brain disease. ...Read more

    • Feb08
      Neonatal Review and Update

      In July last year we took the decision to change admission arrangements for neonatal facilities. The unit stopped providing intensive care. Any women expected to deliver earlier than 32 weeks were transferred to a neighbouring facility. This step was taken because we wanted to better understand why there had been a greater number of deaths than we would normally expect on our neonatal unit between January 2015 and July 2016. ...Read more

    • Jan23
      Blood bikes charity celebrates Angel taking flight

      Shropshire and Staffordshire Blood Bikes (SSBB) have unveiled a brand new bike called ‘Angel’ that will be used at the Countess of Chester Hospital. It has been named Angel after blood bike volunteer Steve Hunter’s first granddaughter who was born asleep at the hospital five years ago. ...Read more

    • Jan09
      Countess staff are voices of new winter care information and alerts…

      Frontline staff at The Countess of Chester Hospital are the faces of a new winter care campaign to raise awareness of alternative NHS services and alert people to when the hospital is extremely busy.   Domestics, healthcare assistants, junior doctors, nurses and emergency department consultants have all stepped forward to take part in producing a series of filmed messages talking about their experiences of working in the hospital at its busiest time of the year. ...Read more

    • Jan09
      Diabetes: Alice’s New Year tips

      Do you have diabetes and have over indulged during the festive period? Or perhaps you have set 2017 as the year to take control of your diabetes with a few simple changes to help manage your condition? Countess of Chester Hospital dietitian Alice Fletcher has some helpful advice on how to make small but significant changes to your diet and exercise routine to help you start 2017 on the right track. ...Read more

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