Countess of Chester Hospital Chief Executive, Dr Susan Gilby said:
“We acknowledge the new and significant development in this case, which is of serious concern to the Trust. We are fully supportive and respectful of the judicial processes and as such will not be making any further comments at this stage.
Nurses at the Countess of Chester Hospital have developed a Family Support service to help patients stay in touch with loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With visiting restricted under national guidelines earlier this year, hospital staff wanted patients staying at the Countess to continue having regular access to their support networks.
Come along to our first ever virtual Annual Members’ Meeting to hear about our achievements this year as well as find out about plans for the future. This year’s meeting is taking place on Wednesday 14 October at 5pm and everyone is welcome to attend whether you work at the Countess, are a patient here or live in the local community.
The Cheshire NHS and our Local Authority partners are working closely together to support the essential supply of PPE to protect health and care workers in Cheshire.
We have been extremely grateful to both existing suppliers of PPE and those organisations that have been offering and sharing their stock of unused PPE for redistribution across Cheshire.
Two Chester school girls have gone the extra mile to thank local NHS heroes battling Covid-19.
Sisters Matilda Davies, 8, and Edith Davies, 12, who attend Guilden Sutton Primary School and Bishops Blue Coat High School respectively, have created a heart-warming animated video and helped to make a sign located near the Countess of Chester Hospital to say thank you to frontline healthcare professionals.
The new Chair of the Board at the Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation Trust, Chris Hannah, has set out her key priorities as Chair to ensure the Trust continues to provide the best possible care to the communities it serves during the Covid-19 crisis.
Ms Hannah replaces Sir Duncan Nichol CBE, who stepped down as Chair last month after seven years in the role.
Teams at the Countess of Chester Hospital have been boosted by strong support from the local community.
A number of local businesses and organisations, including restaurants, confectionaries and a school, have taken the time to show Countess staff how much their efforts are valued.
Countess of Chester Hospital Chief Executive, Dr Susan Gilby, said:
“Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at The Countess of Chester Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.
“The patient was in his 80s and had underlying health conditions.
“His family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.