January is a time when people often find themselves with the dreaded flu or a winter diarrhoea and vomiting bug. Whilst these are very unpleasant, they can usually be treated at home and hospital doctors are urging people to make sure they know what to do if they get the flu or another minor illness.
New patient flow technology is launching at the Countess of Chester Hospital that will reduce the time people spend in hospital by improving bed management and giving staff more time to care for patients.
The Co-ordination Centre Programme uses 4,000 sensors installed throughout the site to create a real-time picture of the entire hospital, giving the location of tagged equipment and picking up data from badges and electronic wristbands staff and patients are being asked to wear.
A Deeside office worker’s desire to get back on her feet as soon as possible after a quad-biking accident helped her to defy expectations.
Danielle was told it could take seven months for her to walk again after breaking her right leg, fracturing her left ankle and heel bone in the crash on 1 September 2016, but her dedication to her rehabilitation instead meant she was back in heels and able to walk using crutches in time for last year’s office Christmas party.
When Senior Physiotherapist Nicola Jarman travelled to Ethiopia earlier this year she had no idea how challenging, yet inspiring and heart-warming it would be.
Having been picked as one of two physios to represent the Northwest Orthopaedic Trauma Alliance for Africa (NOTAA) she arrived in Hawassa, via Istanbul and Addis Ababa, filled with enthusiasm and excitement.
An Ellesmere Port grandfather returned to the golf course just two weeks after undergoing a new procedure to relieve the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
Alan Miller, 69, was keen to end the cycle of sleepless nights caused by benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), which forced him to urinate more frequently, but he wanted to limit any disruption to his weekly round of golf.
A group of teenagers have called themselves the ‘NHS Squad’ on Snapchat after an inspiring work placement at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
The year 10 pupils were given an insight into the many roles and departments that often go unseen in the hospital, as well as meeting nurses, doctors and patients on the wards.
Members from the Little Stanney Women’s Institute (WI) have donated a new table and chairs for patients to enjoy at Ellesmere Port Hospital.
The extra seating is available for patients and visitors in the garden on the Bluebell Unit, which has already proven extremely popular during spells of hot weather this summer.
New mums from across Chester gathered for a special celebration at the Storyhouse to mark national breastfeeding week.
More than 100 mothers, bonny babies and friends attended ‘The Big Feed’ event on 28 June, which was jointly organised by the infant feeding teams from the Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation Trust and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.