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  • May11
    It’s my anniversary!

    It’s been 2 years, 8 quarters, 104 weeks. That’s how long I have been working here. 7th May 2013 seems like only 5 minutes ago.

    I can’t believe how quickly the time has passed and for the avoidance of doubt, even if my face doesn’t always show it, I love working here. The best doctors, the best nurses, the best AHPS, admin staff, caterers, managers, chaplains, governors etc. etc. This is a special place. I can still remember being surprised by how people smiled and said ‘hello’ on the corridor. It isn’t like that in every hospital…..

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  • Feb12
    The Countess leads the way nationally in calling for action on dementia as part of NHS Change Day launch

    Hi, my name is Andy Tysoe and I’m a dementia nurse specialist, based at the Countess of Chester Hospital. Part of my role is to help people affected by dementia through the challenge of an acute hospital stay and also to deliver dementia awareness sessions to the staff who work there.

    I got involved in dementia care because I wanted to make a difference and stand up for people who can’t stand up for themselves. Over 840 000 people are living with dementia, affecting over 22 million people in the UK, either as a family member, neighbour or friend. One in three people over 65 will die with dementia and the average age of a patient in an acute hospital is 75. So it’s a no-brainer for me - all staff need to know about dementia.

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  • Dec02
    Jamie's story

    My appointment on Tuesday 16th September was what I hoped was going to be the last in a “forced” relationship with The Countess of Chester hospital since June of this year.

    When I say “forced”, I meant that my association with hospital wards, doctor’s clinics and surgical rooms has never happened in my 42 years before this June. Attending a hospital for any reason isn’t something I have ever wanted to do, or hope not to do again for along time.

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  • Sep15
    World Sepsis Day

    Sepsis is a life threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. It can be caused by something as simple as a cut or insect bite, or an infection like pneumonia.

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