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    • Aug12
      Artist donates work to Ellesmere Port Hospital

      A local artist has donated several pieces of her work to Ellesmere Port Hospital to go in the new Kate’s Corner and Memory Lane facilities. Christine Cook, who used to volunteer at the hospital, jumped at the chance to add a bit of colour to areas specially designed for patients living with dementia. ...Read more

    • Aug11
      Caring for You Charter

      The Countess of Chester Hospital has signed up to the Royal College of Midwives’ Caring for You Charter. Head of Midwifery Julie Fogarty and RCM Steward Debbie Stowell-Smith signed the charter, which is encouraging all NHS organisations to improve midwives’; student midwives’ and maternity support workers’ health, safety and wellbeing at work. ...Read more

    • Aug08
      Council of Governors - Notice of Election

      Would you like to become more involved at The Countess of Chester Hospital? If so, why not think about becoming a Governor? The election process for new governors has started and nominations are currently open until 5pm on Friday 12 August 2016. To find out more about the role contact Claire Raggett by emailing Claire. ...Read more

    • Jul29
      Countess celebrates foundation doctors

      The Countess of Chester Hospital has been celebrating its foundation doctors this week as a number of them prepare to move on to pastures new. The Trust’s Medical Education team held its fourth annual awards event to acknowledge their achievements, with ‘Doctor of the Year’ awards and a ‘Player’s Player’ as well as presentations for some of the tutors. ...Read more

    • Jul22
      Renaming of wards at our Ellesmere Port Site

      As of 1 August 2016 Ellesmere Port Hospital will be changing the names of their wards as follows: • Ruby and Diamond ward will be collectively known as Bluebell Unit • Emerald ward will become Poppy Unit These changes are in line with changes that have been taking place across the hospital in recent months, including; the opening of ‘Kate’s Corner’, Memory Lane and the implementation of a new discharge to assess model of care the unit has been following since May this year. ...Read more

    • Jul07
      Information about neonatal services at The Countess

      We are temporarily changing the admission arrangements for our neonatal unit to focus predominantly on lower risk babies, who are born after 32 weeks. This decision is being taken with the support of the regional Cheshire and Merseyside Neonatal Care Network.   The hospital had a Care Quality Commission inspection earlier this year (February), and the results published showed no concerns about our outcomes for babies. ...Read more

    • Jul01
      Kate's Corner

      A next-step-home facility called Kate’s Corner has been launched at Ellesmere Port Hospital in partnership with NHS Property Services. The room, which is effectively a small apartment within the hospital, has been built to provide a space for people to learn or demonstrate they know how to take care of their loved ones post-discharge. ...Read more

    • Jun29
      Care Quality Commission rate Trust as ‘good’

      The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has achieved a ‘good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission following an inspection of services in February this year. The report, published on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 shows services were rated ‘good’ for being safe, effective, caring and well led, with responsiveness rated as ‘requires improvement’. ...Read more

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