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.
A Chester family have donated pieces of artwork to the Countess of Chester Hospital to mark the one-year anniversary of a loved one’s passing.
Lynn Cross, whose husband John died of a brain haemorrhage on 24 November last year, has given two paintings to the renal unit at the hospital where he received regular dialysis for nine years.
Countess clinicians returned from a special trip to Uganda this week, where they have been supporting a rural hospital with reducing risks from the spread of infection.
This visit was part of an 18 month programme between The Countess of Chester Hospital and Kisiizi Hospital in Uganda, made possible thanks to funding through a joint project with the Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
"The Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for Cheshire and Merseyside, sets out how the health and care system can remain fit for the future and respond successfully to the growing demands that are being placed on it, alongside ambitious ideas to improve the health of people living and working in the region.
A nursing assistant from the Countess of Chester Hospital will be part of the British Army’s parade in Chester on Remembrance Sunday.
Alex Western, who started working in the hospital’s emergency department last December, has been in the Army Reserve for eight years and spends what free time she can honing her skills as a Lance Corporal in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
A new state-of-the-art Hot Reporting Room has transformed the way the radiology team at the Countess of Chester Hospital is working.
The new facility, complete with soundproof divides, carpets and ceiling tiles, makes it easier for consultant radiologists and reporting radiographers to be more flexible in the way they work and speeds things up for patients waiting for scan results.
Over 30,000 teddy bears have been given to child patients passing through the Countess of Chester Hospital’s emergency department since 2004.
Staff hand out the cute cuddly toys to youngsters to make their visits to hospital less scary, as a distraction and sometimes to increase their understanding of what doctors and nurses do by demonstrating on the teddies.