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    • Aug18
      Urolift procedure gets Alan back on par

      An Ellesmere Port grandfather returned to the golf course just two weeks after undergoing a new procedure to relieve the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Alan Miller, 69, was keen to end the cycle of sleepless nights caused by benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), which forced him to urinate more frequently, but he wanted to limit any disruption to his weekly round of golf. ...Read more

    • Aug07
      Countess ushers in Chester’s new ‘NHS Squad’

      A group of teenagers have called themselves the ‘NHS Squad’ on Snapchat after an inspiring work placement at the Countess of Chester Hospital. The year 10 pupils were given an insight into the many roles and departments that often go unseen in the hospital, as well as meeting nurses, doctors and patients on the wards. ...Read more

    • Jul13
      Women's Institute donation

      Members from the Little Stanney Women’s Institute (WI) have donated a new table and chairs for patients to enjoy at Ellesmere Port Hospital. The extra seating is available for patients and visitors in the garden on the Bluebell Unit, which has already proven extremely popular during spells of hot weather this summer. ...Read more

    • Jul10
      The Big Feed

      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. ...Read more

    • Jul10
      Stroke unit celebrates world first with new trial (1)

      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. ...Read more

    • Jun15
      Chester grandfather takes control of diabetes

      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. ...Read more

    • May18
      Neonatal Update - Thursday 18 May

      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. ...Read more

    • May05
      Equality and Diversity Week (15th – 21st May 2017) What are we doing?

      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. ...Read more

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