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    • Mar23
      Countess receives strong community support

      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. ...Read more

    • Mar13
      Media statement - 14 March 2020

      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. ...Read more

    • Mar06
      Countess nurse wins national award

      Lead Cancer Nurse Helen Thomas has won a Cavell Star Award for outstanding leadership after colleagues at the Countess of Chester Hospital described her as an “inspiration”.  Helen, who has been a nurse for 35 years, was nominated for the strong leadership and support she provides towards caring for patients with cancer and those who are palliative. ...Read more

    • Mar03
      Countess and CWICP announce new Chairs

      The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Cheshire West Integrated Care Partnership (CWICP) are announcing new Chairs Elect.  Outgoing CWICP Chair Chris Hannah will become the new Chair at The Countess from 1 April 2020, replacing Sir Duncan Nichol CBE when he retires, with Andrea Campbell taking over as Interim Chair of CWICP. ...Read more

    • Feb06
      Media statement - 6 February 2020

      Countess of Chester Hospital Chief Executive, Dr Susan Gilby, said: “Following the decision by the UK Chief Medical Officer to raise the threat level for Coronavirus from low to moderate, we will be putting in place additional measures at the Countess of Chester Hospital. The risk of infection in the UK remains low and the measures being taken are in line with Public Health England and NHS England guidance to ensure the safety of all patients and staff. ...Read more

    • Dec10
      Media statement - 10 December

      The following statement has been issued in response to a news story relating to a patient who came to A&E last Wednesday. Chief Executive Dr Susan Gilby said: “It is unfortunate that in these circumstances, when a young mum is rightly concerned and worried about the health of her child, the options to gain appropriate assessment out of hours are often not known about. ...Read more

    • Dec06
      Countess Gem - Deborah Brown

      Service Improvement Lead Deborah Brown is the latest Countess Gem after her work on the Junior Doctor Foundation QI Teaching Programme was praised by a variety of colleagues. Deborah, who has worked for the Trust for almost 20 years, has played a key role in creating and developing Quality Improvement initiatives at The Countess since 2008. ...Read more

    • Sep27
      Retiring surgeon’s close shave for cancer charity

      Breast and Paediatric Consultant Surgeon Miss Elizabeth Redmond has shaved her head in support of the many patients she has treated over her 35-year NHS career. Miss Redmond, who started at The Countess as a General Surgeon in 1998, decided to mark her final day as a consultant by taking part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘Brave the Shave’ campaign. ...Read more

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