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    • Sep18
      Organ Donation Week 2023

      Monday, September 18 marks the start of Organ Donation Week, and there are lots of activities going on to mark this very special campaign.  Last week, the Countess was privileged to welcome organ donation ambassador Emma Johnson who delivered an emotional talk to staff about her son Max’s organ donation experience. ...Read more

    • Sep07
      Annual Members Meeting 2023

      We are hosting our 2023 Annual Members Meeting on Wednesday, September 27th 2023 from 4.30pm - 6.00pm via Microsoft Teams. This is a meeting held in public, which all are welcome to attend, that looks back at the past year and how we will be looking to the future.  You can find an agenda for this meeting here. ...Read more

    • Aug18
      Statement in response to the outcome of the Lucy Letby trial

      On Friday, 18th August 2023, Dr Nigel Scawn, Medical Director, gave a statement to the media. You can read the statement here: I speak for the whole Trust when I say how deeply saddened and appalled we are at Lucy Letby’s crimes. We are extremely sorry that these crimes were committed at our hospital and our thoughts continue to be with all the families and loved ones of the babies who came to harm or died. ...Read more

    • Aug08
      NHS advice ahead of latest industrial action

      The Countess of Chester Hospital is urging members of the public to use the NHS 111 Online service for all non-emergency healthcare needs while junior doctors and hospital consultants embark on another period of strike action. Unions have announced a further four-day, 96 hour, walkout of junior doctors from 7am on Friday 11 August until 7am on Tuesday 15 August. ...Read more

    • Jul12
      Successive industrial action in the next week could disrupt services

      Members of the public are urged to use NHS 111 Online for all non-emergency healthcare needs during a prolonged period of strike action involving junior doctors and hospital consultants. Unions have announced a five-day, 120-hour, walkout of junior doctors from 7am on Thursday, July 13th until 7am on Tuesday, July 18th. ...Read more

    • Jul03
      Countess of Chester celebrates NHS75

      5 July 2023 marks 75 years since the National Health Service was founded. The NHS has touched the lives of everyone, treating millions of people every day since its inception in 1948 as the first universally free health system to be available to all. Over the years the NHS has always evolved and adapted to meet the needs of each successive generation, delivering incredible medical advances and overcoming huge challenges along the way. ...Read more

    • Jun06
      Three day junior doctor strike - what to do

      Public urged to use NHS 111 Online ahead of three-day doctor strike   The Countess of Chester Hospital is encouraging members of the public to use NHS 111 Online for all non-emergency healthcare needs during a 72-hour junior doctor strike amid unseasonably high demand for urgent and emergency care services. ...Read more

    • Apr28
      Public warned to expect significant service disruption ahead of NHS industrial action

      Royal College of Nursing (RCN) members plan to join strike action from 8pm this Sunday (April 30th) until midnight on Bank Holiday Monday (May 1st). Unlike previous action, union leaders have confirmed that this strike will involve nursing staff working in emergency departments, intensive care units, cancer care and other services that were previously exempt. ...Read more

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