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    • Mar08
      Countess Gem - Jenny Polvani-Jones

      Dementia Nurse Specialist Jenny Polvani-Jones is the latest Countess Gem winner after her compassionate, friendly and patient-centred approach was commended by colleagues. Jenny, who joined the Trust in October 2017, has been based on wards 50 and 51 since July as part of a pilot for an integrated mental health specialist as part of the team. ...Read more

    • Feb15
      Countess Gem - Dillon Smith

      Domestic Assistant Dillon Smith is the latest Countess Gem winner after his dedication and pride in keeping support offices clean was recognised by the teams he works with. Dillon, who has worked at The Countess for almost two years, found out he was a Countess Gem at the start of one of his shifts recently and it made his day. ...Read more

    • Dec20
      Countess Gem - Ward 43

      Ward 43 is the latest Countess Gem of the Month winner after staff went over and above to deal with intense pressures. Deputy Ward Manager Naomi Potts put her entire team forward as a Countess Gem, highlighting the extra workload they have taken on to deal with staff shortages to continue providing safe, kind and effective care. ...Read more

    • Dec13
      A&E Development

      Construction has started on improvements to the Accident & Emergency Department at the Countess. This will be the first phase of plans to improve A&E, with a new waiting area being created with more modern and comfortable facilities. The building work is expected to continue into spring and, during that time, there will be an alternative entrance to A&E that will be clearly signposted. ...Read more

    • Dec10
      Countess of Chester Hospital takes over running of Adult Hospital at Home Service

      The Adult Hospital at Home service for West Cheshire patients is now managed by the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with oversight from Cheshire & Wirral Partnership and Primary Care Cheshire (as of 4 December). The Countess will act as lead provider and the staff currently working in the service will be employed by the Trust. ...Read more

    • Dec10
      Transfer of Intermediate Care and Therapy services to the Integrated Care Partnership

      As of Monday 3 December Intermediate Care and Therapy services at The Countess have transferred to the Cheshire West Integrated Care Partnership (CWICP). Hosted by the Countess, the Cheshire West Integrated Care Partnership is a collaboration of health and care organisations with the same, shared goals: To support people to live longer, healthier lives To improve people’s experiences of care To safeguard the future of the local health and care system The CWICP involves The Countess, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership, the two local GP federations and Cheshire West and Chester Council. ...Read more

    • Oct26
      Countess Gem - Helen Fullwood

      Project Accountant Helen Fullwood is the latest Countess Gem of the month after her work to support the transition of vascular services across Chester, Warrington and Wirral being managed at the Countess. Previously, with the Countess becoming a tertiary SMART (vascular) centre a few years ago, the teams across all three areas started working in a more collaborative way. ...Read more

    • Oct08
      Countess call for knitted poppies

      Knitters in Chester and Ellesmere Port are being urged to donate handmade poppies to the Spiritual Care Centre at the Countess of Chester Hospital for Remembrance Day. Head of Chaplaincy Services John Kingsley is preparing to host the hospital’s annual Remembrance Sunday service on 11 November, but with this year marking 100 years since the end of the First World War he wants to go the extra mile and decorate the Countess’ chapel for the landmark occasion. ...Read more

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