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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
South Cheshire Macmillan cancer manager in line for top award

South Cheshire Macmillan cancer manager in line for top award

A South Cheshire Macmillan commissioning manager for cancer and end of life has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

Tracey Wright, based at NHS Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal CCGs, was nominated by colleagues who want to recognise her inspirational work supporting people affected by cancer in the area.

October 28, 2017 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Mid Cheshire Hospitals Trust top performer in UK, new study shows

Mid Cheshire Hospitals Trust top performer in UK, new study shows

Leighton Hospital is one of the top performing in the country, according to a new online tracker.

The BBC’s NHS Tracker ranks Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust number one out of 131 trusts for the percentage of people who receive planned hospital care within the national waiting time target.

October 26, 2017 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Leighton Hospital successful in recruiting locally, say Trust bosses

Leighton Hospital successful in recruiting locally, say Trust bosses

Trust bosses who run Leighton Hospital say their efforts to recruit staff locally to replace EU workers leaving, has been a success.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust (MCHFT) say use of social media and the ‘Return to Practice’ scheme is having a positive impact.

October 18, 2017 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Rise in EU staff quitting Mid Cheshire Hospitals Trust amid Brexit fears

Rise in EU staff quitting Mid Cheshire Hospitals Trust amid Brexit fears

The number of EU staff quitting the NHS trust in South Cheshire is on the rise, latest figures show.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT), which runs Leighton Hospital, is among just 29 trusts in the country that have seen both a rise in EU staff leaving and a fall in EU staff joining.

October 16, 2017 0 comments Health, News, Politics
Nantwich Ambulance First Responders shortlisted for Community Hero awards

Nantwich Ambulance First Responders shortlisted for Community Hero awards

Nantwich’s two Ambulance First Responders have been shortlisted in the national 2017 Community Hero awards.

Gavin Palin and Max Kelly were stunned when they discovered they had been nominated for the award.

October 11, 2017 1 comment Health, Human Interest, News
Firms rally to help Hough youngster Lewis fighting rare leukaemia

Firms rally to help Hough youngster Lewis fighting rare leukaemia

A charity ball is being planned to help the family of battling youngster Lewis Crossley in his fight against a rare cancer.

Lewis, of Hough, near Shavington, was diagnosed with T Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and has undergone challenging treatments including multiple courses of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.

Aqueduct Marina raises more than £17,000 in six years

Aqueduct Marina raises more than £17,000 in six years

Staff and visitors at Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina have raised more than £17,000 for local causes in six years.

And moorers at the marina have helped the venue raise £5,167.77 for their chosen charity of 2017 –  Anne’s Wish Family Fund.

October 2, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News