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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
Tracy Bullock

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