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    • Dec10
      Media statement - 10 December

      The following statement has been issued in response to a news story relating to a patient who came to A&E last Wednesday. Chief Executive Dr Susan Gilby said: “It is unfortunate that in these circumstances, when a young mum is rightly concerned and worried about the health of her child, the options to gain appropriate assessment out of hours are often not known about. ...Read more

    • Dec06
      Countess Gem - Deborah Brown

      Service Improvement Lead Deborah Brown is the latest Countess Gem after her work on the Junior Doctor Foundation QI Teaching Programme was praised by a variety of colleagues. Deborah, who has worked for the Trust for almost 20 years, has played a key role in creating and developing Quality Improvement initiatives at The Countess since 2008. ...Read more

    • Sep27
      Retiring surgeon’s close shave for cancer charity

      Breast and Paediatric Consultant Surgeon Miss Elizabeth Redmond has shaved her head in support of the many patients she has treated over her 35-year NHS career. Miss Redmond, who started at The Countess as a General Surgeon in 1998, decided to mark her final day as a consultant by taking part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘Brave the Shave’ campaign. ...Read more

    • Sep24
      Car Parking Notice

      We have recently been undertaking significant developments on site including work on our car parking provision. -          As of Monday 30 September new parking facilities will be available to patients and visitors. Blue Badge parking will now be available in what was previously a staff car park. ...Read more

    • Aug23
      Countess Gem - Rod Chaloner

      Rod Chaloner, Purchasing Assistant Technical Officer in pharmacy, is our latest Countess Gem after impressing colleagues by taking on extra work during a period of intense pressure for his team. Rod, who started at The Countess last August, splits his time between working in purchasing, ordering in medications for our patients, and then processing those orders in the general stores so they can go where they are needed in the hospital. ...Read more

    • Jun21
      Countess Gem - Kev Bowker

      Security Officer Kev Bowker is the latest Countess Gem after the Critical Care Outreach team praised him for the way he helped one of their patients. Kev joined the security team six years ago, having previously worked as a football referee, a bus driver and a taxi driver. Working as part of such a tight-knit unit in the hospital is by far his favourite role, with it being the closest to his childhood dream of being a police officer. ...Read more

    • May24
      Countess Gem - Rose Baines

      Nurse Manager Rose Baines is the latest Countess Gem after colleagues recognised her role in the successful launch of our Emergency Multidisciplinary Unit (EMU) last year. Rose, who started at The Countess in July 2018 just days before EMU opened for the first time, was surprised and humbled at being named a Countess Gem. ...Read more

    • May16
      CQC report published

      The Care Quality Commission published its latest report, rating the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as 'requires improvement' on 15 June 2022. The full report can be found here: The Care and Quality Commission (CQC) has reported that the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been issued with a ‘requires improvement’ rating and provided clear recommendations which will enable the Trust to enhance its care provision for the local community in the future. ...Read more

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