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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
More than 100 South Cheshire people screened for deadly heart condition

More than 100 South Cheshire people screened for deadly heart condition

More than 100 young people took part in a heart screening day at Cheshire College – South & West.

The screening was organised by Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), and saw 104 people in total screened to spot potentially life-threatening cardiac abnormalities.

Parents warned over rise in scarlet fever cases in Cheshire

Parents warned over rise in scarlet fever cases in Cheshire

Parents across Crewe and Nantwich are being warned to look for signs of scarlet fever amid rise in cases across the region.

The symptoms of scarlet fever are a fine pinkish or red rash that feels similar to sandpaper – in conjunction with a sore throat, headache and fever.

February 21, 2018 1 comment Health, Human Interest, News
Cancer charity runs free pamper sessions for South Cheshire patients

Cancer charity runs free pamper sessions for South Cheshire patients

An international cancer support charity has launched its 99th workshop at Leighton Hospital in South Cheshire.

Look Good Feel Better, which provides practical support for people struggling with the visible effects of cancer treatment, is offering free pamper sessions to local cancer patients.

February 19, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Crewe and Nantwich residents face Council Tax hike of 5.99%

Crewe and Nantwich residents face Council Tax hike of 5.99%

Council Tax is set to rise by 5.99% this April – a higher increase than was proposed by Cheshire East Council just three months ago.

The authority’s Cabinet approved the move yesterday, claiming it is needed to “protect frontline services”.

Hospitals Charity wants community to get crafty in dementia appeal

Hospitals Charity wants community to get crafty in dementia appeal

Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity is calling on residents to get crafty by supporting the ‘Everybody Knows Somebody’ Dementia Appeal with Forget-Me-Not Flower pins.

It is appealing to keen crafters of all ages to make the flowers in blue wool with yellow centres, which can be crocheted or knitted in minutes.

January 30, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, News
Nantwich parents urged to get children vaccinated amid measles outbreak

Nantwich parents urged to get children vaccinated amid measles outbreak

Parents are being urged to get their children vaccinated for measles following outbreaks in Cheshire and Merseyside.

There are 29 confirmed cases in Cheshire and Liverpool, with more cases in the West Midlands, West Yorkshire and the South.

January 27, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Hospital chiefs say £25 million payouts “not indicator of overall quality”

Hospital chiefs say £25 million payouts “not indicator of overall quality”

Health chiefs running Leighton Hospital say £25 million of medical claim payouts should not be seen as “an indicator of the overall quality of care”.

We revealed earlier this week how Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust has had to pay out millions of pounds in the last five years.

January 20, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
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