Nurses and therapists at the Countess are backing a national campaign to ‘End PJ Paralysis’, encouraging patients in hospital to get dressed and start moving whenever possible.
The initiative has been created to change the culture of patients automatically spending long periods in their hospital beds in pyjamas when there is no medical reason to.
Patients undergoing planned procedures at the Countess of Chester Hospital will now receive reminder messages 10 days before their appointments.
Text reminders to mobiles or an automated call to landlines will give patients the chance to either cancel/rebook if circumstances have changed, or confirm if they are still planning to attend.
Midwives at the Countess of Chester Hospital enjoyed a special delivery of their own over the weekend as The Ice Cream Farm donated delicious frozen treats for them to enjoy on International Day of the Midwife 2018.
Midwife Amy Oppermann contacted the family-run confectionary to see if they were interested in supporting the maternity unit, but she was amazed by the response as they offered to give more than 30 free tubs of ice cream to be shared between staff.
A Chester grandfather who is returning home from hospital just in time for his 80th birthday has reiterated the importance of getting dressed and moving about on the wards.
Colin Massey, 79, has spent a total of eight weeks in hospital after suffering injuries in a fall at home but this week he finally got the news he’d been waiting for as he was allowed to go home in time to celebrate his 80th birthday in May.
Nurses and therapists at the Countess of Chester Hospital are urging patients to avoid staying in pyjamas and start wearing their own clothes on the wards.
As part of a national ‘End PJ Paralysis’ challenge, staff at the Countess are aiming to contribute to 1 million days of patients being up, dressed and mobile between 17 April and 26 June.
Stoma nurse specialists from the Countess of Chester Hospital are holding a free Stoma Care Open Day at Upton by Chester Golf Club on Wednesday 25 April.
The event, which is running from 1-5pm, gives people with stomas and their families a chance to meet others as well as view demonstrations and find out about products and aides that could help them.
Every Easter staff at the hospital are left stunned by the generosity of our local community as hundreds of chocolate Eggs arrive for patients stuck in hospital over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Most of them are handed directly to the Children’s Ward, but eggs donated via the Countess Charity have also gone out to other areas of the hospital.
Deputy ward managers Clare Shaw and David Wilson-Jones are both immensely proud after their Jubilee Nursing Team was named the first ‘Countess Gem of the month’.
As a group they put in a tremendous effort during heightened escalation for the intense winter pressures experienced at the hospital, re-fitting and staffing recovery areas with extra beds to provide additional capacity.
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