Health

Community Nursing recruitment open day to be held

Community Nursing recruitment open day to be held

An open day is being held aimed at recruiting Community Nurses in South Cheshire.

The event is aimed at registered nurses or third year student nurses looking for a new opportunities.

January 15, 2020
Leighton Hospital chiefs vow to change declining A&E performance

Leighton Hospital chiefs vow to change declining A&E performance

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Hospital bosses in South Cheshire are determined to get to grips with an increasing demand for A&E as performance continues to decline.

Leighton Hospital’s A&E department had 700 more admissions in November 2019 than the same month in 2018, board members at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust were told today (January 6).

January 6, 2020
40% rise in dementia patients in South Cheshire, latest figures show

40% rise in dementia patients in South Cheshire, latest figures show

The number of people diagnosed with dementia has risen by a staggering 40% in South Cheshire in just five years, latest figures show.

According to NHS data, there were 1,620 people registered with dementia in the South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group area in March this year.

December 28, 2019
Councils agree to new Sunday bus service to Leighton Hospital

Councils agree to new Sunday bus service to Leighton Hospital

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Two Cheshire councils have agreed to work together to support a Sunday bus service connecting mid Cheshire to Leighton Hospital and Crewe from next February.

December 20, 2019
Record numbers in Leighton Hospital Merry Mile Baby Appeal

Record numbers in Leighton Hospital Merry Mile Baby Appeal

A Merry Mile fundraiser to help build a baby bereavement suite at Leighton Hospital proved a runaway success.

More than 170 people including mums and babies and people in wheelchairs, turned out on a frosty morning to make their way round Queen’s Park, Crewe in support of the £100,000 Lost Little Ones’ appeal.

December 17, 2019
Norovirus bug forces Brine Leas school in Nantwich to close

Norovirus bug forces Brine Leas school in Nantwich to close

The norovirus winter sickness bug is sweeping through a Nantwich school, forcing it to close.

Brine Leas Academy headteacher David Cole made the rare decision to shut the school tomorrow (December 13) after consulting with health chiefs.

December 12, 2019
New Leighton Hospital medical director appointed

New Leighton Hospital medical director appointed

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Murray Luckas as its new Medical Director.

Mr Luckas is an experienced consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist with more than 30 years’ experience in the medical profession.

December 4, 2019
Reaseheath students’ healthy future after earning Bronze Self Care Award

Reaseheath students’ healthy future after earning Bronze Self Care Award

Nearly 200 residential students at Reaseheath College in Nantwich are looking forward to a healthier future after the college became the first in Cheshire to achieve its Bronze Self Care Award.

The award is part of a programme by NHS South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to spread the benefits of self care in local communities.

November 30, 2019
Wrenbury community project wins NHS silver self care award

Wrenbury community project wins NHS silver self care award

A Wrenbury community project “Immunisation and why we have it” has won an NHS Silver Self Care Award.

It was a partnership between Wrenbury Primary School, Wrenbury Medical Practice and Wrenbury Nursing Home.

November 21, 2019
Norovirus warning after rise in cases across South Cheshire

Norovirus warning after rise in cases across South Cheshire

Residents in South Cheshire are being urged to follow healthcare professional advice on norovirus following a rise in cases in the local community.

Leighton Hospital has closed two wards to admissions and visitors after it was confirmed that a small number of patients had the illness.

November 21, 2019
NHS South Cheshire CCG scoops national award

NHS South Cheshire CCG scoops national award

NHS South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has won a national award for a partnership project with a shared vision.

The project aimed to reduce the time patients spend waiting in hospital for discharge.

November 20, 2019
South Cheshire patients boosted by £2.5 million digital prescription fund

South Cheshire patients boosted by £2.5 million digital prescription fund

Patients in South Cheshire will benefit from a £2.5 million digital hospital prescription initiative.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & East Cheshire NHS Trust will receive a share of £26 million for digital prescribing systems.

November 4, 2019
Merger of Cheshire’s clinical commissioning groups approved

Merger of Cheshire’s clinical commissioning groups approved

NHS England / Improvement has formally approved the merger of Cheshire’s four NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups into one.

Accountable Officer Clare Watson received confirmation that NHS South Cheshire, NHS Eastern Cheshire, NHS Vale Royal and NHS West Cheshire will become the first CCGs in Cheshire and Merseyside to merge on April 1 2020.

October 23, 2019