Health

Leighton Hospital outlines plan for winter A&E demand

Leighton Hospital outlines plan for winter A&E demand

By Stephen Topping
Leighton hospital is gearing up for the winter ahead following unprecedented A&E demand and delays last year.

The NHS trusts which control Leighton and Macclesfield hospitals presented their plans on how to improve winter A&E performance to a Cheshire East Council scrutiny committee.

July 7, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Council-owned company plan to protect social care from cuts

Council-owned company plan to protect social care from cuts

By Stephen Topping
A council-owned company could be set up to protect social care services in Crewe and Nantwich from further cuts.

Care4CE, Cheshire East Council’s provider of adult social care services, has been slashed in size over the past nine years from a workforce of 1,500 to fewer than 700 – while some services are no longer offered.

July 6, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Elle Morris mum to tackle 65km challenge in her memory

Elle Morris mum to tackle 65km challenge in her memory

The mum of tragic Nantwich youngster Elle Morris, who died after a double lung transplant, has vowed to continue raising money in her memory.

Becky Whitfield spoke out as she prepares to take part in a 65km cross Peak District challenge in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust tomorrow (July 7).

Wheelbarrow man pushes for 14 miles to raise cash for Mid Cheshire Hospitals

Wheelbarrow man pushes for 14 miles to raise cash for Mid Cheshire Hospitals

By Jonathan White
A South Cheshire man has pushed his 100kg wheelbarrow for 14 miles around Crewe and Nantwich – to raise money for Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity.

Roy Price, aged 50, was joined by friend Ian Jones, 46, from Crewe, who was dressed as a bear and carried a donation bucket.

Nantwich mum’s campaign to stay alive in heart-rending battle against cancer

Nantwich mum’s campaign to stay alive in heart-rending battle against cancer

A courageous Nantwich mum has revealed her heart-rending battle to stay alive after being found riddled with more than 25 tumours in her lungs, brain and bones.

Heidi Spencer was stunned when she was told she had just weeks to live by doctors who diagnosed her with Stage 4 lung cancer.

Bereaved Nantwich mum takes part in CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk

Bereaved Nantwich mum takes part in CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk

Bereaved Nantwich mum Alison Howells took part in the annual CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk in memory of her tragic daughter Ceri.

The walk is organised by a leading heart charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), which campaigns to raise awareness of heart problems in young people.

Mental health hospital admissions in youngsters rises in Cheshire East

Mental health hospital admissions in youngsters rises in Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping
Alarming new figures show Cheshire East’s youngsters are being admitted to hospital with mental health conditions almost twice as often as elsewhere in England.

Figures released by Public Health England show a rise in the number of 0 to 17-year-olds admitted to hospital for mental health issues from 2015-16 to 2016-17 across the borough – while admissions also increased in Cheshire West.

June 27, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Mid Cheshire Hospitals to stage governor elections to fill six posts

Mid Cheshire Hospitals to stage governor elections to fill six posts

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is inviting patients, carers and members of the public to stand as a Governor in its upcoming Council of Governor Elections.

The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, has a Council of Governors made up of 29 individuals over four constituencies.

June 25, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Leighton Hospital staff win national awards for patient experience

Leighton Hospital staff win national awards for patient experience

Staff at Leighton Hospital have been recognised at a national awards ceremony aimed to share and celebrate excellent patient experience.

The Patient Experience Network (PEN) National Awards are the first patient experience awards in the UK.

June 23, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
£6 million care fund agreed for nine schemes in Cheshire East

£6 million care fund agreed for nine schemes in Cheshire East

Cheshire East Council chiefs have approved a £6 million care fund earmarked for proposals – but maintaining sustainability of the schemes remains an “ongoing challenge”.

Nine schemes will benefit from the improved better care fund, which was passed by Cheshire East Council’s cabinet.

June 15, 2018 0 comments Health, News, Politics
Nantwich to Leighton Hospital direct bus service to be scrapped

Nantwich to Leighton Hospital direct bus service to be scrapped

Bosses of D&G Buses are scrapping the only direct service between Nantwich and Leighton Hospital.
Angry customers say the move to end the no. 78 service will leave many facing much longer journey times, having to travel to Crewe Bus Station and then changing to get a second service to the hospital.

June 8, 2018 5 comments Environment, Health, Human Interest, News
Willaston dad completes gruelling 10 marathons in 10 days for Bloodwise

Willaston dad completes gruelling 10 marathons in 10 days for Bloodwise

By Jonathan White
A Willaston dad has completed a gruelling 10 marathons in 10 days – to raise money for blood cancer charity.

Big-hearted Paul Dean took on the challenge in memory of his dad and two friends who all died from blood cancer illnesses.

June 6, 2018 1 comment Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Fundraisers help buy specialist bed for Wingate Centre children

Fundraisers help buy specialist bed for Wingate Centre children

Children using the Wingate Children’s Centre near Nantwich will now have access to a new specialist bed.

The Wingate trust in Wrenbury needed the “rise and fall” bed to provide a safer and more accessible sleeping environment for the children with cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome and those on the autism spectrum.