In July last year we took the decision to change admission arrangements for neonatal facilities. The unit stopped providing intensive care. Any women expected to deliver earlier than 32 weeks were transferred to a neighbouring facility. This step was taken because we wanted to better understand why there had been a greater number of deaths than we would normally expect on our neonatal unit between January 2015 and July 2016.
Shropshire and Staffordshire Blood Bikes (SSBB) have unveiled a brand new bike called ‘Angel’ that will be used at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
It has been named Angel after blood bike volunteer Steve Hunter’s first granddaughter who was born asleep at the hospital five years ago.
Frontline staff at The Countess of Chester Hospital are the faces of a new winter care campaign to raise awareness of alternative NHS services and alert people to when the hospital is extremely busy.
Domestics, healthcare assistants, junior doctors, nurses and emergency department consultants have all stepped forward to take part in producing a series of filmed messages talking about their experiences of working in the hospital at its busiest time of the year.
Do you have diabetes and have over indulged during the festive period? Or perhaps you have set 2017 as the year to take control of your diabetes with a few simple changes to help manage your condition?
Countess of Chester Hospital dietitian Alice Fletcher has some helpful advice on how to make small but significant changes to your diet and exercise routine to help you start 2017 on the right track.
One in three people are still using The Countess of Chester Hospital’s accident and emergency department for conditions that could be treated elsewhere.
In the run up to its busiest winter months, the hospital has been reviewing cases from January to October 2016 to understand what it might be able to do differently to ease pressures at the front door.
An Ellesmere Port couple have donated a Christmas tree to the Countess of Chester Hospital’s emergency department as a thank you to the staff.
Chef Catalina Aman attended the emergency department after burning her arm in an accident at work at 8pm on Saturday 17 December.
Her fiancé Marion Selmani, who stayed with Catalina as the staff took care of her, decided he wanted to give something back and spread a bit of Christmas cheer.
Christmas is almost here and with it the parties and family gatherings that can so often lead to food and drink over indulgence.
But how can people with diabetes manage their condition whilst still enjoying the festivities and spending time with family and friends?
Alice Fletcher, Dietitian with the Diabetes Essentials service at the Countess of Chester Hospital has issued some advice for people with diabetes to follow so as to reduce the impact on their blood sugars.
Please be aware that Accident and Emergency Services and the wider hospital are currently extremely busy at The Countess of Chester Hospital. Those with life-threatening and serious medical conditions are being seen as priority. Non-emergency cases may experience lengthy waits. Please check for alternative services that may be available from your local GP, pharmacist, NHS Choices website or through calling NHS 111.
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