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    • Jul01
      Your questions answered: Maternity Services

      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. ...Read more

    • Apr25
      Visiting reopens at Countess of Chester and Ellesmere Port Hospitals

      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. ...Read more

    • Mar09
      National Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist Day - Tuesday 15 March 2022

      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. ...Read more

    • Feb21
      Women and Children’s building main entrance open as normal

      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. ...Read more

    • Jan19
      Countess of Chester Hospital joins Purpose Coalition

      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. ...Read more

    • 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

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