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  • Oct20
    Where's your head at?!

    For my Fab Change Day pledge I have dyed my hair for a couple of weeks to raise funds and raise awareness to support improvements for dementia friendly environments at the Countess, in particular for the Care of the Elderly wards (ward 50/51). 

    I work at the Countess and have been involved in and seen first-hand the fantastic work staff members continue to do and support with limited resources and the impact dementia friendly environments can have to benefit everyone.  The work continues and the demand for dementia friendly environments increases.

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  • Jun06
    Listen, Learn and DO – a dementia masterclass

    Making society a more dementia inclusive environment requires several pillars of the community to work together – no one can do it by themselves.

    What was great about the Listen, Learn and DO event on 20 May at Chester Town Hall was that there was no hierarchy, everyone mixed. There were people living with various forms of dementia, carers, NHS staff, council staff, volunteers and members of the general public. Everyone mixed and joined in together.

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  • May16
    #DementiaDOing something about it

    Governor Caroline Stein blogs about attending one of Memory Nurse Specialist Andy Tysoe’s #DementiaDO…the basics sessions.

    People of all ages can come across someone living with dementia, but do we know enough about it?

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  • May12
    Celebrating our nurses

    In the last week we have celebrated two significant dates in the Nursing and Midwifery calendar.

    International Day of the Midwife and International Nurses’ Day

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  • Apr15
    ‘Get it on time’ campaign and why it is so important in treating Parkinson’s

    Parkinson's disease is a common and complex neurodegenerative condition. Sadly, through Datix reporting of incidents we know there are shortfalls in the quality of care for inpatients with Parkinson's disease who are admitted non-electively. This is largely due to the lack of understanding of the complex requirements of patients with Parkinson’s and particularly the importance of getting medication on time. 

    In this Q&A Practice Development Nurse Jess Cooke talks about how her experience treating those with Parkinson’s motivated her to improve how we care for people with the condition at The Countess.

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  • Nov17
    Antibiotics Awareness Week - why it is a concern for us all

    Kate Oates, Antimicrobial Pharmacist with the Trust blogs about Antibiotics Awareness Week and why antibiotics awareness is so important...

    Antibiotics– how many of us have taken them at some point? I can guarantee that the overwhelming majority have been prescribed them in the past. For some they bring about a swift resolution to a minor infection while for others they are quite simply life saving.  However, the worrying story of antibiotics is that we are running out of them due to a combination of overuse and misuse. Bacteria have been around for a long time –they are clever and they are adapting – and this is not good news for any of us.

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