On 5 July the NHS celebrated its 74th anniversay. To celebrate the work of our teams and their predecessors, our Countess Charity pulled out all the stops on a day of cakes, music, smiles and laughter in our hospitals.
Courtesy of donations to the charity, Jenny Rust Soprano and Maria King from Music in Hospitals & Care conducted a special performance on Ward 34.
Talking about death and dying is incredibly difficult. It is something most people don’t want to think about until they must.
On Wednesday 29 June, our Palliative Care team, with support from Spiritual Care services and volunteers, hosted a Support to Care Café designed to encourage Trust colleagues to confront these difficult ideas.
Your questions answered: Maternity Services
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) published its latest report and rating for the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust on 15 June. The overall rating for the Trust remains as ‘requires’ improvement’. The CQC rated the Trust’s maternity services and its well-led domain as inadequate – a change from its 2018 ratings of good and requires improvement respectively.
Visiting is reopening at the Countess of Chester and Ellesmere Port Hospitals from Monday 25 April.
Patients’ loved ones will be able to visit from 1pm to 3pm and 5pm to 7pm each day. A maximum of two visitors per bedside will be allowed at any one time.
Hilda Gwilliams, Director of Nursing and Quality, said: “We have always remained committed to reopening visiting as soon as it was safe to do so because we recognise just how important it is for our patients and their loved ones.
Tuesday 15 March is the first ever National Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist Day.
This event has been created to celebrate and highlight the strong contribution Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) provide to their patients every day.
CNSs are senior nurses who have completed postgraduate qualifications and acquired specialist knowledge to support cancer patients.
The Women and Children’s entrance is now open for all patients, staff and visitors to use as normal.
Our teams have overseen repairs to the minor damage caused by high winds.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has joined a group of organisations aiming to make society fairer for all.
The Trust has signed up to a Purpose Coalition, joining more than 50 other public and private sector organisations in committing to providing equal opportunities.
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.
Go to this section for information about afternoon and evening visiting times for all wards at the Countess of Chester Hospital and Ellesmere Port Hospital.
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