The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of a new Medical Director.
Chief Executive Officer Susan Gilby said: “Following a very competitive appointment process, I am delighted to announce that Dr Darren Kilroy has been appointed as executive medical director.
At the Countess of Chester Hospital children can now drive themselves for operations, tests and investigations thanks to the generosity of Tesla Owners UK. The hospital has been given a Radio Flyer mini Tesla Model S that will help to alleviate anxiety in children.
Members of the Tesla Owners UK group came up with the idea of donating their Radio Flyer Mini Tesla Model S cars to local hospitals for children to use when attending theatre.
Specialist nurses from the Countess of Chester Hospital are hosting the next annual Stoma Care Open Day at The Masonic Hall, Ellesmere Port, on Wednesday 24 April.
The event, which will run from 1-5pm, showcases the latest products available as well as giving stoma patients and their loved ones an opportunity to socialise.
Dermatology Secretary Gill Pickett has been recognised as the next Countess Gem for her years of hard work and dedication before she retires later this year.
Gill, who has worked at The Countess for 14 years, is set to leave in September and although she is looking forward to retirement, she will miss her colleagues.
For the time being we will be unable to book new routine elective care appointments for patients living in Wales.
This situation will have no impact on patients who already have an appointment with us and it will not affect our urgent care services, including A&E. Any patient living in Wales who presents to A&E will be seen as normal.
The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive.
Susan Gilby will start in the role on 1 April, having been Acting Chief Executive at The Countess since October. Previously, Susan has worked as Medical Director at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Wye Valley NHS Trust and as Associate Medical Director at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Dementia Nurse Specialist Jenny Polvani-Jones is the latest Countess Gem winner after her compassionate, friendly and patient-centred approach was commended by colleagues.
Jenny, who joined the Trust in October 2017, has been based on wards 50 and 51 since July as part of a pilot for an integrated mental health specialist as part of the team.
Domestic Assistant Dillon Smith is the latest Countess Gem winner after his dedication and pride in keeping support offices clean was recognised by the teams he works with.
Dillon, who has worked at The Countess for almost two years, found out he was a Countess Gem at the start of one of his shifts recently and it made his day.