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    • Jan12
      NHS thanks staff and the public following junior doctor strikes

      NHS Cheshire and Merseyside is thanking staff and the public for their support following the latest period of industrial action.  The longest walkout in NHS history ended at 7am on Tuesday of this week (9 January) but the impact is expected to be felt for weeks to come as services in Cheshire and Merseyside navigate the most challenging time of year, with flu and Covid expected to continue rising during January, and cold weather adding to pressures on services. ...Read more

    • Dec29
      Public urged to use NHS 111 ahead of New Year doctor strike

      People across Cheshire and Merseyside are being urged to use NHS 111 for all non-emergency healthcare needs ahead of industrial action by junior doctors early in the New Year.  As previously announced by unions, junior doctors will take six days of industrial action from 7am on Wednesday 3 January to 7am on Tuesday 9 January. ...Read more

    • Dec19
      Important information about visiting our hospitals

      Following a temporary pause to visiting in most areas of our Countess of Chester and Ellesmere Port hospitals due to a rise in norovirus cases, we are pleased to confirm that normal visiting has now resumed. We want to thank the public you for your patience and understanding during the past couple of weeks. ...Read more

    • Dec15
      Countess of Chester Hospital urging people to prioritise health ahead of busy winter period

      Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust urging people to prioritise health ahead of busy winter period The public are being encouraged to take steps to stay on top of their personal health, as the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (COCH NHSFT) prepares for what could be one of the busiest months of winter so far. ...Read more

    • Dec06
      Norovirus

      6 December 2023    The number of patients admitted to hospital at the Countess of Chester Hospital and Ellesmere Port Hospital with norovirus in the last week has risen quickly, reflecting the national trend reported earlier this month by the NHS. Thirteen patients currently have norovirus across both hospitals. ...Read more

    • Nov28
      New dementia service hailed 'outstanding'

      A dedicated frailty memory service set up at the Countess to improve access to diagnosis and support for elderly patients with dementia has been hailed as ‘outstanding’ by the national Neurology Academy. We want to offer huge congratulations to Community Consultant Geriatrician Dr Michelle McCarthy and her colleague, Specialist Occupational Therapist (OT) Clare O'Donnell, for their outstanding project developing a frailty memory service within the Community Healthy Ageing team. ...Read more

    • Nov21
      Countess of Chester Hospital appoints new Chief Executive Officer

        The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has announced the official appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jane Tomkinson OBE, following a competitive and open recruitment process. Jane has been acting CEO at the Trust since December 2022, taking on the role to provide additional senior leadership whilst also serving as CEO of Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. ...Read more

    • Oct31
      New images of Women and Children's Building revealed

      Countess of Chester Hospital unveil brand new images of how new Women and Children’s Building will look  New images of what the Women and Children's Building will look like when it’s completed in summer 2025 at the Countess of Chester Hospital have been revealed by the Trust. The artist’s impression pictures, which have not been released to the public before, give a visual insight into how the £110m three-storey facility will look when it opens in two years' time. ...Read more

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