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    • Nov03
      Get vaccinated to protect yourself and loved ones

      Health and care chiefs have launched a Cheshire-wide social media campaign urging people to get their Covid-19 booster and flu vaccination as soon as possible.  The campaign by the NHS, both councils and patient champion Healthwatch Cheshire warns that flu and Covid-19 can both be life threatening and spread more easily in the winter when people are crowded together inside. ...Read more

    • Oct13
      Rainbow Day

      The Duke of Westminster has praised Cheshire’s keyworkers at a ‘Rainbow Day’ celebration at the Countess of Chester Hospital. The Duke placed a time capsule at the foot of a new ‘Rainbow’ sculpture on Tuesday (12 October) and spoke to staff from the Countess and other local services, including North West Ambulance Service and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. ...Read more

    • Sep03
      New Chair of the Board joins

      The new Chair of the Board at the Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation Trust, Ian Haythornthwaite, has set out his key priorities as Chair to ensure the Trust builds on the lessons learnt from the pandemic and develops even further its ability to provide the best possible care to the communities it serves. ...Read more

    • Jul16
      Hand, face, space remains at the Countess

      During the pandemic, infection prevention and control measures have helped to keep patients and staff safe. During this time, patients and visitors have had to wash their hands, wear face masks and maintain a social distance of 2m. Although the Government has confirmed that from Monday 19 July, it will no longer be a legal requirement to wear a mask, keeping our patients safe remains our priority. ...Read more

    • Feb09
      Over 70s contact NHS for a vaccine

      People aged 70 and over who have not yet been vaccinated against Covid and who would like to be are today being asked to contact the NHS to arrange a jab. Until now the NHS has asked people to wait until they are contacted to help ensure that those who are most vulnerable are protected first - and that remains the case for most people. ...Read more

    • Dec21
      Chester’s singing doctors

      Three intensive care doctors from the Countess of Chester Hospital have teamed up with colleagues from across the UK to enter this year’s Christmas chart battle. Download the ICU Liberty Singers’ version of ‘Every breath you take’ here Consultant intensivists Dr Kate Tizard, Dr Lyndsay Cheater and Dr Beccy Gale joined forces with other doctors, nurses, therapists and pharmacists from intensive care units all over the UK, to record a specially adapted version of The Police’s 1980s hit ‘Every breath you take’. ...Read more

    • Dec08
      COVID-19 vaccines

      NHS chief Sir Simon Stevens has today praised the efforts of hardworking staff for making the roll out of a Covid-19 vaccine possible, saying that the deployment marks a “decisive turning point” in the battle against the pandemic.   The NHS in England will begin the biggest and most highly anticipated immunisation campaign in history at 50 hospital hubs this week, with more starting vaccinations over the coming weeks and months as the programme ramps up. ...Read more

    • Nov24
      NHS 111 First

      People in West Cheshire who need urgent NHS care are being asked to call NHS 111 before they decide to walk into A&E. To ensure social distancing in the A&E department waiting areas people who do not need an ambulance are being asked to contact NHS 111 for an appointment before attending. ...Read more

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