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    • Aug12
      Plans submitted for new Women and Children's Building

      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. ...Read more

    • Aug11
      MRI scanner arrives at Ellesmere Port Hospital

      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. ...Read more

    • Jul06
      NHS74 celebrations

      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. ...Read more

    • Jul06
      Support to Care Cafe

      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. ...Read more

    • 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

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