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Brine Leas students team up for Cheshire Duathlon in Elle’s memory

Brine Leas students team up for Cheshire Duathlon in Elle’s memory

Six Brine Leas School students are taking part in the Cheshire Duathlon in Nantwich in memory of their friend Elle Morris.

Millie, Isla, Grace, Jess, Mia, Hannah and Libby have been collecting as many sponsors as possible in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust before Saturday’s race.

More than 25% Leighton Hospital staff abused, bullied or harassed at work

More than 25% Leighton Hospital staff abused, bullied or harassed at work

By Stephen Topping
More than a quarter of hospital staff in South Cheshire who took part in a survey said they experienced harassment, bullying or abuse last year.

Figures released by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Leighton Hospital, show that of 668 employees surveyed 168 said they had experienced harassment, bullying or abuse at work from patients, their relatives or members of the public.

May 16, 2018 1 comment Health, Human Interest, News
Ofsted finds ‘serious weaknesses’ in Cheshire East SEND services

Ofsted finds ‘serious weaknesses’ in Cheshire East SEND services

By Stephen Topping
Ofsted inspectors have criticised Cheshire East Council for “serious weaknesses” in its services for youngsters with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

Now the authority has to provide a ‘Written Statement’ to Ofsted to outline how it intends to improve.

May 14, 2018 5 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
1,400 South and Mid Cheshire women missed breast cancer screening

1,400 South and Mid Cheshire women missed breast cancer screening

By Stephen Topping
A nationwide fault meant 1,400 women from mid and south Cheshire were not sent invitations for routine breast cancer screening, it has emerged.

Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary, announced last week that as many as 450,000 women aged 68 to 71 in England had not been sent invitations since 2009 – and up to 270 women may have died as a result.

May 8, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Leighton Hospital staff create new cook book for dementia appeal

Leighton Hospital staff create new cook book for dementia appeal

Staff working for Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have offered up their favourite recipes to create a fund-raising cook book.

Employees at Leighton Hospital and other trust centres hope it will boost the MCH Charity’s new £1.5m “Everybody Knows Somebody” Dementia Appeal.

Charity bucket collection held by Bloodwise South Cheshire

Charity bucket collection held by Bloodwise South Cheshire

By Jonathan White
A charity bucket collection was held by Bloodwise South Cheshire has raised almost £300.

The collection was held at the Tesco Extra store on Vernon Way in Crewe.

May 1, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, News
South Cheshire slimmers shed pounds and raise £7k for St Luke’s Hospice

South Cheshire slimmers shed pounds and raise £7k for St Luke’s Hospice

Slimmers have raised more than £7,000 for St Luke’s Hospice while shedding over nine stones in their own battles to lose weight.

Nine men and women accepted the ‘Mission SlimPossible’ challenge in January and embarked on a 12-week programme to improve health, fitness levels and achieve their weight-loss goals.

April 30, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, News
Former nurses can re-train as part of Leighton Hospital scheme

Former nurses can re-train as part of Leighton Hospital scheme

Former nurses have a chance to be paid while they retrain following the return of an award-winning programme at South Cheshire’s Leighton Hospital.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is set to launch its latest ‘Return to Practice programme’ in September 2018.

April 26, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Nantwich children plan time capsule at site of new care home

Nantwich children plan time capsule at site of new care home

Children from a primary school in Nantwich donned their hard hats to visit a care home building site – where they are planning to bury a time capsule!

Pupils from St Anne’s Catholic Primary School visited the site of Barony Lodge Residential Care Home in Barony Road to get inspiration for artwork to place in the time capsule outside the home, which will be run by Sanctuary Care.

Nantwich-based Right at Home rated ‘outstanding’ in CQC inspection

Nantwich-based Right at Home rated ‘outstanding’ in CQC inspection

Adults being cared for in their own homes by Nantwich-based Right at Home are in safe hands after it was rated ‘Outstanding’ in a recent inspection.

The homecare organisation received the rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

April 23, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Nantwich woman honoured for helping Weight Watchers shed 2,300 lbs

Nantwich woman honoured for helping Weight Watchers shed 2,300 lbs

A Nantwich woman who has helped dieting residents lose more than 2,300 lbs, has been honoured for her efforts.

Amanda Smith has helped hundreds of Nantwich people towards a healthier lifestyle by helping Weight Watchers members in the community.

April 19, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
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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