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    • Nov08
      Hot Reporting Room

      A new state-of-the-art Hot Reporting Room has transformed the way the radiology team at the Countess of Chester Hospital is working. The new facility, complete with soundproof divides, carpets and ceiling tiles, makes it easier for consultant radiologists and reporting radiographers to be more flexible in the way they work and speeds things up for patients waiting for scan results. ...Read more

    • Nov04
      Teddy bears

      Over 30,000 teddy bears have been given to child patients passing through the Countess of Chester Hospital’s emergency department since 2004. Staff hand out the cute cuddly toys to youngsters to make their visits to hospital less scary, as a distraction and sometimes to increase their understanding of what doctors and nurses do by demonstrating on the teddies. ...Read more

    • Nov04
      New Digital ‘Care Record’ Launched Across Cheshire

      Patients across Cheshire are some of the first in the country to benefit from the introduction of a new digital ‘Care Record’ which means their health and social care information is shared across multiple agencies – removing the need to repeat the same information to multiple agencies. ...Read more

    • Sep29
      Dad of two the face of Countess staff flu campaign

      A patient who spent 57 days in a coma after contracting the flu virus is urging the people who cared for him to get the flu jab. Miles Negus, a married father of two, never imagined that his life would almost be cut short from flu, but that is exactly what happened when he returned home from a family skiing trip to Austria earlier this year. ...Read more

    • Sep23
      Doting dad pledges support for stroke unit after wedding joy

      An Ellesmere Port father is doing a sponsored walk to raise money for the Countess of Chester Hospital after its stroke unit helped him to walk his daughter down the aisle. Paul Holding, 60, is taking part in Walk for Wards in the Countess of Chester Country Park on 9 October to thank the therapists that enabled him to be there on his daughter Emma’s big day. ...Read more

    • Sep09
      Memorial Window

      An organ donation memorial has been officially opened at the Countess. The multi-coloured Circle of Light window will be a permanent tribute to all patients and families who choose to save others through organ donation. Chairman Sir Duncan Nichol unveiled a plaque to sit alongside the stain glass memorial at a ceremony attended by staff, governors and patients’ relatives this week. ...Read more

    • Aug26
      1001 Faces Exhbition

      Volunteers from the Countess of Chester Hospital have been featured in Chester Voluntary Action’s (CVA) 1,001 Faces of Volunteering exhibition. (left to right) Anastasia Tilston, artistic director at Chester Art Centre; Paul Davies, development worker at Chester Voluntary Action; Sue Cornick, volunteers coordinator at Countess of Chester Hospital; John Buchanan, education manager at Chester Aid to the Homeless. ...Read more

    • Aug22
      Health for Life

      Health chiefs officially marked the launch of the Health for Life programme, by rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck in. On Thursday 18 August, senior NHS leaders showed their support for the Health for Life programme at the Countess of Chester Country Park by joining in one of the popular weekly health sessions. ...Read more

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