Staff at the Countess of Chester Hospital have been channelling the spirit of the Rio 2016 Olympics by showcasing exercises people can do anywhere.
During the Games it can be easy to find inspiration to take up a sport or exercise more, only for the demands of daily life to soon get in the way.
A local artist has donated several pieces of her work to Ellesmere Port Hospital to go in the new Kate’s Corner and Memory Lane facilities.
Christine Cook, who used to volunteer at the hospital, jumped at the chance to add a bit of colour to areas specially designed for patients living with dementia.
The Countess of Chester Hospital has signed up to the Royal College of Midwives’ Caring for You Charter.
Head of Midwifery Julie Fogarty and RCM Steward Debbie Stowell-Smith signed the charter, which is encouraging all NHS organisations to improve midwives’; student midwives’ and maternity support workers’ health, safety and wellbeing at work.
The Countess of Chester Hospital has been celebrating its foundation doctors this week as a number of them prepare to move on to pastures new.
The Trust’s Medical Education team held its fourth annual awards event to acknowledge their achievements, with ‘Doctor of the Year’ awards and a ‘Player’s Player’ as well as presentations for some of the tutors.
As of 1 August 2016 Ellesmere Port Hospital will be changing the names of their wards as follows:
• Ruby and Diamond ward will be collectively known as Bluebell Unit • Emerald ward will become Poppy Unit
These changes are in line with changes that have been taking place across the hospital in recent months, including; the opening of ‘Kate’s Corner’, Memory Lane and the implementation of a new discharge to assess model of care the unit has been following since May this year.
A next-step-home facility called Kate’s Corner has been launched at Ellesmere Port Hospital in partnership with NHS Property Services.
The room, which is effectively a small apartment within the hospital, has been built to provide a space for people to learn or demonstrate they know how to take care of their loved ones post-discharge.
Joint statement from NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust:
NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are pleased to announce that the Children’s Hospital at Home service delivered by the Trust will continue for local children from July 1, 2016.
A national patient survey published this week shows 87% of patients rating their experiences of care at The Countess as positive.
More than 1,200 people using services at either the Chester or Ellesmere Port hospitals last year were invited to take part in the annual survey, which is delivered by independent researchers at Picker Institute on behalf of national regulators the Care Quality Commission.
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