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    • Mar08
      Countess recruits local schoolchildren in bid to tackle smoking on site

      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. ...Read more

    • Feb20
      #DementiaDO milestone

      Memory nurse Andy Tysoe has celebrated creating 6,000 Dementia Friends through awareness sessions at the Countess of Chester Hospital and in the community. Andy started ‘DementiaDO… the basics’ three years ago after believing passionately that society needs to think differently about dementia and remove some of the misunderstandings about the brain disease. ...Read more

    • Jan23
      Blood bikes charity celebrates Angel taking flight

      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. ...Read more

    • Jan09
      Countess staff are voices of new winter care information and alerts…

      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. ...Read more

    • Jan09
      Diabetes: Alice’s New Year tips

      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. ...Read more

    • Dec22
      Countess winter appeal

      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. ...Read more

    • Dec21
      Christmas tree donation

      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. ...Read more

    • Dec16
      Countess dietitian offers Christmas health tips for people with Diabetes

      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. ...Read more

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