Rod Chaloner, Purchasing Assistant Technical Officer in pharmacy, is our latest Countess Gem after impressing colleagues by taking on extra work during a period of intense pressure for his team.
Rod, who started at The Countess last August, splits his time between working in purchasing, ordering in medications for our patients, and then processing those orders in the general stores so they can go where they are needed in the hospital.
Security Officer Kev Bowker is the latest Countess Gem after the Critical Care Outreach team praised him for the way he helped one of their patients.
Kev joined the security team six years ago, having previously worked as a football referee, a bus driver and a taxi driver. Working as part of such a tight-knit unit in the hospital is by far his favourite role, with it being the closest to his childhood dream of being a police officer.
Cheshire Police have issued an update on their investigation into our neonatal unit. To read their latest statement visit: https://www.cheshire.police.uk/news-and-appeals/news/update-regarding-the-ongoing-investigation-into-the-neonatal-unit-at-the-countess-of-chester-hospital/
Chief Executive Susan Gilby said: “Our thoughts are with the bereaved families, we are cooperating fully with the ongoing police investigation and so are unable to comment further at this time.
Nurse Manager Rose Baines is the latest Countess Gem after colleagues recognised her role in the successful launch of our Emergency Multidisciplinary Unit (EMU) last year.
Rose, who started at The Countess in July 2018 just days before EMU opened for the first time, was surprised and humbled at being named a Countess Gem.
The Care Quality Commission has published its latest report, rating the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as 'requires improvement'. The full report can be found here: https://www.cqc.org.uk/provider/RJR
A spokesperson said: “We welcome the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) inspection report and accept the findings following the inspection of Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in November last year.
The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of a new Medical Director.
Chief Executive Officer Susan Gilby said: “Following a very competitive appointment process, I am delighted to announce that Dr Darren Kilroy has been appointed as executive medical director.
At the Countess of Chester Hospital children can now drive themselves for operations, tests and investigations thanks to the generosity of Tesla Owners UK. The hospital has been given a Radio Flyer mini Tesla Model S that will help to alleviate anxiety in children.
Members of the Tesla Owners UK group came up with the idea of donating their Radio Flyer Mini Tesla Model S cars to local hospitals for children to use when attending theatre.
Specialist nurses from the Countess of Chester Hospital are hosting the next annual Stoma Care Open Day at The Masonic Hall, Ellesmere Port, on Wednesday 24 April.
The event, which will run from 1-5pm, showcases the latest products available as well as giving stoma patients and their loved ones an opportunity to socialise.