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Willaston man midway through 10 marathons in 10 days

Willaston man midway through 10 marathons in 10 days

A Willaston man is midway through his gruelling charity attempt to complete 10 Marathons in 10 Days!

Paul Dean, 37, is attempting the 262-mile challenge coast to coast in aid of Bloodwise blood cancer charity, in memory of his dad and two friends who died of leukaemia.

Six-year-old to complete Nantwich to Crewe Midnight Walk in memory of dad

Six-year-old to complete Nantwich to Crewe Midnight Walk in memory of dad

A six year old girl is taking part in her first Nantwich to Crewe Midnight Walk for St Luke’s Hospice in memory of her dad who died when she was just three.

Phoebe Anslow will join her mum Sharon for the sponsored walk to raise money so that others can receive the vital care her dad Duncan did in the last three weeks of his life at the Hospice.

Elle’s Stars girls raise more than £1,200 at Nantwich Duathlon event

Elle’s Stars girls raise more than £1,200 at Nantwich Duathlon event

A group of Brine Leas girls called Elle’s Stars, have raised more than £1,200 from their exploits in the Nantwich Duathlon.

Competing in memory of their friend Elle Morris, who died earlier this year, they completed the Kids FUN Duathlon at Barony Park in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Leighton Hospital to fund third CT scanner costing £1.5 million

Leighton Hospital to fund third CT scanner costing £1.5 million

By Stephen Topping
Leighton Hospital chiefs are set to spend £1.5 million on a third CT scanner as current capacity is “now exhausted”.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital serving Crewe and Nantwich, has approved the business case for the new scanner – which will be more advanced than the current two.

May 19, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
St Luke’s Hospice Cheshire celebrates 30th birthday

St Luke’s Hospice Cheshire celebrates 30th birthday

It’s Royal weekend with a difference for St Luke’s Hospice Cheshire as staff and volunteers prepare to celebrate its 30th birthday.

While Prince Harry weds Meghan Markle, staff and volunteers at St Luke’s will remember how his parents Princess Diana and Prince Charles officially opened the hospice back in 1988.

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 6 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