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Leighton Hospital bosses look to double A&E capacity

By Stephen Topping
Hospital bosses could double Leighton’s A&E capacity for patients with the most serious injuries in order to meet growing demand.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust wants to increase the number of majors cubicles at A&E from 10 to 18, 19 or 20.

April 18, 2018 5 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Almost 300 men attend Nantwich PSA testing day

Almost 300 men attend Nantwich PSA testing day

Almost 300 men turned up to a PSA testing session held at Nantwich Civic Hall to help spot early signs of prostate cancer.

In total, 286 men attended for the test which was organised by the Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group.

April 16, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Latest life expectancy figures for Cheshire East show alarming inequality

Latest life expectancy figures for Cheshire East show alarming inequality

By Stephen Topping
Men and women are expected to live up to 15 years longer in rural areas of Cheshire than in the centre of Crewe.

Latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics highlight an alarming inequality in life expectancy across Cheshire East.

NHS South Cheshire CCG faces ‘massive challenge’ to reduce £5 million deficit

NHS South Cheshire CCG faces ‘massive challenge’ to reduce £5 million deficit

By Stephen Topping
NHS South Cheshire clinical commissioning group (CCG) faces a ‘massive challenge’ to reduce their £4.9 million overall forecast deficit – and ‘sufficient plans’ are yet to be put in place.

Health chiefs discussed a finance report, as well as the draft financial plan for 2018-19, during a governing body meeting for NHS South Cheshire CCG and NHS Vale Royal CCG at Bevan House in Nantwich.

April 6, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Thousands of Leighton Hospital A&E patients wait more than 4 hours, figures show

Thousands of Leighton Hospital A&E patients wait more than 4 hours, figures show

By Stephen Topping
Thousands of patients were left waiting to be seen for more than four hours at Leighton Hospital’s A&E this winter.

Figures released by the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust board of directors show patients were left waiting for more than four hours on 4,931 occasions in December, January and February.

April 5, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Leighton Hospital struggles to close gender pay gap, say trust bosses

Leighton Hospital struggles to close gender pay gap, say trust bosses

By Stephen Topping
Leighton Hospital could struggle to close the gender pay gap due to the number of female nurses they employ, trust bosses have claimed.

Tracy Bullock, chief executive of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, told board meeting directors there will be “disparity” between pay for men and women employed by the trust due to the number of women in lower-paid nursing roles.

April 4, 2018 0 comments Health, News, Politics
Nantwich PSA testing day to be held by Leighton Hospital prostate cancer group

Nantwich PSA testing day to be held by Leighton Hospital prostate cancer group

Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group is to stage a PSA testing session for Nantwich men.

Nantwich Civic Hall will open from 9.30am until 12.30pm on Saturday April 14 for men to take part in PSA blood testing for early detection of prostate cancer.

March 27, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Aldi bucket collection in Nantwich raises £540 for Bloodwise

Aldi bucket collection in Nantwich raises £540 for Bloodwise

By Jonathan White
A charity bucket collection held by Bloodwise at Aldi in Nantwich helped to raise more than £540.

An impressive £541.68 was donated by kind shoppers and staff at the Station Road store in just two days.

March 26, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, News
Leighton Hospital praised over joint replacement surgery records

Leighton Hospital praised over joint replacement surgery records

South Cheshire’s Leighton Hospital has been recognised for the way it monitors and records joint replacement surgery.

The hospital, managed by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been named as a Quality Data Provider by the National Joint Registry (NJR).

March 25, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Nantwich men to strip and perform ‘The Full Dabber’ in aid Women V Cancer

Nantwich men to strip and perform ‘The Full Dabber’ in aid Women V Cancer

Seven brave Nantwich men are to strip off and perform “The Full Dabber” as a charity stunt to raise vital cash for cancer.

The event, which will take place in the White Horse pub in Nantwich, is the idea of Nicola Savage.

March 23, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Neuromuscular Centre bosses slam Cheshire East for scrapping funds

Neuromuscular Centre bosses slam Cheshire East for scrapping funds

By Lewis Warner
Bosses of a charity which provides carer breaks for South Cheshire families, has slammed Cheshire East Council for scrapping their funding.

The Neuromuscular Centre is to lose its annual grant of up to £25,000 – less than half the £58,000 claimed by Cheshire East councillors in travel expenses alone in 2016-17.

March 23, 2018 5 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Wrenbury Nursing Home earns “Good” Care Quality Commission report

Wrenbury Nursing Home earns “Good” Care Quality Commission report

Staff at a nursing home near Nantwich have been praised by inspectors after turning it around in 18 months.

Wrenbury Nursing Home has received a “Good” inspection report from the Care Quality Commission, after inspectors said it “requires improvement” in its previous visit.

Leighton Hospital bosses appeal to residents amid “under pressure” A&E

Leighton Hospital bosses appeal to residents amid “under pressure” A&E

Leighton Hospital bosses are appealing to residents with non-serious conditions to seek other services and relieve “under pressure” A&E department

Local NHS organisations have launched a drive to make sure Crewe and Nantwich residents know about services available if they fall ill or have an injury.

March 16, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News