A new appointment reminder service is now operating at the Countess of Chester Hospital, giving patients seven days advanced warning prior to their appointments.
Everyone attending clinics will receive a text reminder to a mobile or an automated call to their landline a week before they are due to come to hospital.
Chester war veteran Deryck, 92, has been regaling staff and patients at the Countess of Chester Hospital with stories from his experiences in the D-Day landings.
Deryck served with the Irish Guards Armoured Division and received the Legion of Honour award three years ago as part of celebrations to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the campaign in Normandy.
A new quiet room has opened in the Spiritual Care Centre, providing a closed off area with increased privacy for patients, staff and visitors.
The room, which has been funded by money donated from the annual Trees of Life ceremony, has been designed for anyone in the hospital who needs a quiet space to reflect, seek advice or simply escape the hustle and bustle and have a cup of tea.
Consultant Paediatrician Dr Ravi Jayaram completed the 52-mile Chester Ultra-Marathon to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in memory of former patient Elle Morris.
Keen runner Ravi completed the endurance challenge on Saturday 10 March and was greeted by Elle’s family at the finishing line, having grown close to them after looking after Elle for years.
More than 80 people attended a Theatres Recruitment Open Day at the Countess of Chester Hospital on Wednesday 14 March.
Visitors were given an insight into roles in theatres such as scrub nurses, recovery nurses, operating department practitioners and theatres support workers via a series of demonstrations and talks.
We have welcomed 21 nurses to the Countess this week.
These registered nurses have just completed a two-week induction and they will start caring for patients over the next few days.
Our Practice Development Nursing team will continue to provide support as they adjust to working life on the wards, with every newly qualified nurse receiving support with mentorship, additional training and development on a six-month Preceptorship programme.
Apprentices at the Countess of Chester Hospital took to the stage for the second consecutive year to celebrate their achievements during National Apprenticeships Week.
The Countess has been offering apprenticeships in a variety of roles – such as appointments clerks, maintenance assistants, healthcare assistants, therapy assistants, purchasing assistants, administrators and many more – since 2014.
Helen Nowakowska, Business Performance Manager in Diagnostics and Infrastructure Division, scooped an NHS Unsung Hero Award in a glitzy ceremony in Manchester on 23 February.
Helen, who has worked for the Countess for 12 years, won The Leader of the Year Award in the Corporate Functions category, having been nominated by former Reception Co-ordinator Hayley Carey.