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Nantwich Aldi staff and customers raise £6,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust

Nantwich Aldi staff and customers raise £6,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust

Big-hearted customers and staff at Aldi in Nantwich have raised almost £6,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

It was raised after colleagues and customers completed activities including a fancy-dress day and a Snowdon trek.

January 17, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
£25 million paid out in medical claims by Mid Cheshire Hospitals Trust in 5 years

£25 million paid out in medical claims by Mid Cheshire Hospitals Trust in 5 years

Hospital chiefs in South Cheshire have paid out more than £25 million in medical compensation claims in the past five years, latest figures show.

The eye-watering statistics were unveiled today as the rising number of historical compensation claims is putting a dent in hospital trust budgets across the UK.

January 17, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Nantwich families urged to take up free flu vaccinations

Nantwich families urged to take up free flu vaccinations

Nantwich families are being urged to take up free flu vaccinations for those eligible, as the number of cases of the illness grows in Cheshire East.

Cheshire East Council and NHS England say parents of children aged two and three are strongly recommended to make sure their children have the vaccination.

January 7, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Life-saving heart screening for youngsters in Crewe and Nantwich

Life-saving heart screening for youngsters in Crewe and Nantwich

Life-saving heart screening for youngsters in Crewe and Nantwich are to take place next month.

The screenings will be held at South Cheshire College in memory of Willaston woman Ceri Palmer.

January 7, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
St Luke’s Hospice Cheshire launches ‘Lose the Booze’ fundraiser

St Luke’s Hospice Cheshire launches ‘Lose the Booze’ fundraiser

St Luke’s Hospice in Cheshire is hoping to raise essential funds, by helping residents “Lose the Booze” this month!

The hospice, which helps families across South Cheshire, hopes the initiative will help people lose weight, save money and collect vital sponsorship.

January 4, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, News
Nantwich mum teams up with gym boss for fundraising Hospice calendar

Nantwich mum teams up with gym boss for fundraising Hospice calendar

A Nantwich mum has teamed up with a fitness studio boss to launch a fund-raising calendar in aid of St Luke’s Hospice.

Laura Furber, 37, set herself the challenge of raising much needed funds for local hospice.

December 28, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Leighton Hospital staff honoured by Olympic champion Joe Clarke

Leighton Hospital staff honoured by Olympic champion Joe Clarke

Leighton Hospital staff were honoured for their hard work – by Olympic gold medalist Joe Clarke!

Employees for Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were given the golden treatment at an awards ceremony.

December 18, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Nantwich woman launches website to help sexual abuse victims

Nantwich woman launches website to help sexual abuse victims

A Nantwich woman has launched a new website to provide a safe place for victims of sexual harassment, assault and rape to share their stories.

Philippa Richford said she designed the site, Exposeyourpig.com, so victims could openly talk about their experiences without fear of any come back.

December 11, 2017 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Cheshire East Council approves extra £10.9 million adult social care budget to tackle demand

Cheshire East Council approves extra £10.9 million adult social care budget to tackle demand

Cheshire East Council is to spend an extra £10.9 million on adult social care in 2018/19 as it bids to tackle a growing demand in the borough.

The authority’s Cabinet, facing reductions in government grants, rising costs and increased demand, has backed proposals to recommission care at home, residential care and respite care.

December 7, 2017 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Leighton Hospital unveils Cheshire’s first ‘virtual’ fracture clinic

Leighton Hospital unveils Cheshire’s first ‘virtual’ fracture clinic

Crewe and Nantwich fracture patients are to benefit from fewer hospital visits and shorter waiting times with a new “virtual” fracture clinic.

The scheme, the first in Cheshire, has launched at Leighton Hospital in a bid to improve care while cutting the number of times patients have to visit the hospital for an appointment.

November 30, 2017 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Planners approve bid to turn Redsands children’s centre into dementia care village

Planners approve bid to turn Redsands children’s centre into dementia care village

Planners have approved a bid to turn the former Redsands children’s centre in Nantwich, into a specialised 71-bedroom dementia care village.

The buildings, in Willaston, will now have a new lease of life as a specialised centre of excellence in dementia care, with landscaped gardens and residential units.

Unpaid carers in Crewe and Nantwich given funding boost

Unpaid carers in Crewe and Nantwich given funding boost

Crewe and Nantwich residents who act as unpaid carers for a loved one can now access up to £500 from a new fund set up to pay for breaks.

The new Carers’ Living Well Fund, launched on November 1, is a joint initiative by Cheshire East Council, NHS Eastern Cheshire and NHS South Cheshire clinical commissioning groups.

November 2, 2017 1 comment Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich specialist carer shortlisted for top North West award

Nantwich specialist carer shortlisted for top North West award

A specialist carer from Nantwich has been shortlisted for a prestigious North West award.

Care village experience coordinator Sharon Bull, 50, has been shortlisted in the coveted “Care Home Activity Organiser” category in the Great North West Care Awards.

October 30, 2017 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News