New mums from across Chester gathered for a special celebration at the Storyhouse to mark national breastfeeding week.
More than 100 mothers, bonny babies and friends attended ‘The Big Feed’ event on 28 June, which was jointly organised by the infant feeding teams from the Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation Trust and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
A stroke patient at the Countess of Chester Hospital has become the first person to take part in a global study of a pioneering new treatment.
The procedure, called Magnetically Enhanced Diffusion for Acute Ischaemic Stroke (MEDIS), can potentially push life-saving drugs through the bloodstream 30 times faster than they travel normally and significantly decrease the risk of long-term disability.
A Chester grandfather has lost a stone in weight after a diabetes awareness session encouraged him to get to grips with his diet.
Donald Wilson cut out his favourite sugary snacks and started going to the gym three times a week after attending a free Diabetes Essentials course in April 2016.
The Countess of Chester Hospital has requested the input of Cheshire Police into its ongoing review of neonatal services.
In February this year we published the findings from an independent, clinical review into neonatal services at the Countess carried out by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
To celebrate Equality and Diversity Week, we will be promoting the excellent and inclusive work we undertake at the Countess and giving you the opportunity to meet with staff who are involved in E&D at certain points in the week.
You can find out more by checking out these events below during the week.
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.
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.
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.
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