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.
Dermatology Secretary Gill Pickett has been recognised as the next Countess Gem for her years of hard work and dedication before she retires later this year.
Gill, who has worked at The Countess for 14 years, is set to leave in September and although she is looking forward to retirement, she will miss her colleagues.
For the time being we will be unable to book new routine elective care appointments for patients living in Wales.
This situation will have no impact on patients who already have an appointment with us and it will not affect our urgent care services, including A&E. Any patient living in Wales who presents to A&E will be seen as normal.
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