For Organ Donation Week, the Trust's Chair of Organ Donation, Caroline Stein has put together the following message:
Monday 26 September to Sunday 2 October is the official Organ Donation Awareness week. All over the country there will be local events, television, press and radio articles and some buildings will turn pink all to raise the awareness of this vital cause.
The death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: A statement from Ian Haythornthwaite, Chair and Dr Susan Gilby, Chief Executive of the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
“We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We offer our deepest condolences to the Royal Family on behalf of everyone at the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Olympic gold medal cyclist Chris Boardman, MBE, has opened a new cycle storage unit for Countess of Chester Hospital staff as the Trust launched its sustainable travel strategy.
Boardman, who is currently leading government body Active Travel England to create safer streets for cycling and walking, cut the ribbon on the new secure space for staff to lock up their bikes complete with adjacent changing facilities to use before and after travelling to work.
The Lord Mayor of Chester, Councillor John Leather, has opened a new Health and Wellbeing Garden for Countess of Chester Hospital staff.
The new garden has been designed for doctors, nurses, physios, pharmacists, porters and all other hospital staff to use for rest and relaxation in all weathers, with raised planting areas, covered seating spaces and decorative artwork celebrating the NHS’ impact during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has submitted plans for a new facility to replace its existing Women and Children’s Building.
The proposals reflect the Trust’s ambition to provide the highest quality care for patients and their families, using modern technology and infrastructure to enhance treatment options for the local community and wider region.
A new MRI scanner was recently delivered to Ellesmere Port Hospital (EPH) as part of a new Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) that will be opening soon.
When complete, the Hub will act as a one-stop shop for outpatient diagnostic testing, with MRI, Computed Tomography (CT) and ultrasound scans being carried out seven days a week.
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.