Health

Work starts on £23 million Leighton Hospital critical care revamp

Work starts on £23 million Leighton Hospital critical care revamp

Work has started on a new multi-million pound facility at Leighton Hospital. Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust bosses say the £22.8 million project will provide new operating theatres and critical care unit.

March 7, 2013
Nantwich residents get two-year Council Tax freeze, says Cheshire East

Nantwich residents get two-year Council Tax freeze, says Cheshire East

Cheshire East is to freeze Council Tax rates for Nantwich residents for the next two years. And more than a quarter of council management posts are to be cut to save £5 million.

March 2, 2013
New Glaucoma support group launches in South Cheshire

New Glaucoma support group launches in South Cheshire

People suffering Glaucoma in Nantwich and Crewe are being invited to join a new support group. Glaucoma care staff at Leighton Hospital are holding the group’s first session with the International Glaucoma Association (IGA), on Monday March 18.

February 23, 2013
Nantwich dad to run London Marathon for Epilepsy Research

Nantwich dad to run London Marathon for Epilepsy Research

A young epilepsy sufferer from Nantwich has inspired his stepdad to run the London Marathon to raise awareness of the illness. Nine-year-old Ben Smith, a pupil at Pear Tree Primary School, has battled with the condition for four years.

February 18, 2013
Horsemeat scandal drives shoppers to Nantwich Farm outlets

Horsemeat scandal drives shoppers to Nantwich Farm outlets

A Nantwich farm shop is cashing in on the horsemeat scandal, with trade soaring by 100%. Cheerbrook, on Newcastle Road, has benefited from the negative publicity aimed at supermarkets over the scandal.

February 15, 2013
South Cheshire “One in Eleven” appeal hits £1.8million target

South Cheshire “One in Eleven” appeal hits £1.8million target

South Cheshire’s “One in Eleven” Appeal has hit its £1.8 million target after 12 months of tireless fund-raising by supporters. The funds will be used to create a new neonatal unit at Leighton Hospital for families in Crewe, Nantwich and surrounding areas.

February 15, 2013
Nantwich man tackles 156-mile “Marathon Des Sables” for Mencap

Nantwich man tackles 156-mile “Marathon Des Sables” for Mencap

A Nantwich man is tackling the hardest race in the world to raise money for Mencap. Land agent Jack Tavernor will take on the gruelling 156-mile Marathon Des Sables in the Sahara Desert in April.

February 14, 2013
“Play Smokefree” signs to be installed in Nantwich play areas

“Play Smokefree” signs to be installed in Nantwich play areas

Signs are being erected in all Nantwich play areas in a bid to discourage people from smoking. They will promote a new voluntary “Play Smokefree” code in all Cheshire East Council run playgrounds.

February 11, 2013
Nantwich school pupil in hospital with suspected meningitis

Nantwich school pupil in hospital with suspected meningitis

A young child from Nantwich has been submitted to hospital with suspected meningitis. The pupil, from Pear Tree Primary in Stapeley, was taken in earlier this week for treatment.

February 8, 2013
One in Eleven Appeal team to visit building society in Nantwich

One in Eleven Appeal team to visit building society in Nantwich

Supporters of the One in Eleven Appeal are in Nantwich this week to tell people about its vital fundraising work. They’ll be in the Nantwich branch of Yorkshire Building Society, High Street, to outline what the appeal hopes to achieve and its work so far.

February 5, 2013
Cheshire village Rose Queen raises vital funds for Leighton Hospital

Cheshire village Rose Queen raises vital funds for Leighton Hospital

A Rose Queen has helped Leighton Hospital’s maternity unit by raising money for new kit to improve care given to newborn babies. Rebecca Elliott, 2012 Rose Queen for the village of Comberbach, chose the unit as her charity during her reign.

January 31, 2013
Richmond Village Nantwich residents raise £160 for CLIMB

Richmond Village Nantwich residents raise £160 for CLIMB

Residents and staff at Richmond Village Nantwich have raised  £160 for local charity CLIMB. The money, raised at a raffle at the Village’s Christmas Fayre, was presented to the charity’s local representative Steve Hannigan.

January 29, 2013
Nantwich’s British Heart Foundation shop issues urgent appeal

Nantwich’s British Heart Foundation shop issues urgent appeal

A charity shop manager in Nantwich has made a desperate appeal for more help amid a sharp drop in donations. Lynette Kirk, who runs the local British Heart Foundation shop on High Street, believes a rise in car boot sales and sites like eBay is having a serious impact.

January 25, 2013