Health

Draft plan backed to boost health in South Cheshire communities

Draft plan backed to boost health in South Cheshire communities

A draft five-year plan to improve the health and wellbeing of South Cheshire communities has received support from local people.

The plan was put for a public engagement exercise run by Healthwatch Cheshire East.

October 11, 2019
New cancer centre for Cheshire patients gets go ahead

New cancer centre for Cheshire patients gets go ahead

Planners at Cheshire East Council have given permission for a state of the art new cancer centre which will serve patients across Cheshire.

The new centre will be built in the grounds of Macclesfield District General Hospital.

September 23, 2019
Free blood pressure testing in Nantwich and Crewe

Free blood pressure testing in Nantwich and Crewe

Cheshire East Council is offering free blood pressure checks to help Crewe and Nantwich residents find out if their heart is happy and healthy.

The move is part of Know Your Numbers! Week – a national campaign running from September 9-15.

September 9, 2019
NHS social care project in South Cheshire shortlisted for award

NHS social care project in South Cheshire shortlisted for award

An NHS and social care project to reduce time patients spend waiting to be discharged from Leighton Hospital has been shortlisted for a national award.

August 29, 2019
Residents back plan to merge Cheshire’s clinical commissioning groups

Residents back plan to merge Cheshire’s clinical commissioning groups

By Stephen Topping
Plans to transform the way health and social care services are provided in Cheshire have been given support from residents.

More than three-quarters of respondents to an NHS survey have backed the proposed merger of South Cheshire, Eastern Cheshire, West Cheshire, and Vale Royal clinical commissioning groups (CCGs).

August 27, 2019
Home Instead Senior Care franchise for Crewe and Nantwich closes

Home Instead Senior Care franchise for Crewe and Nantwich closes

The Home Instead Senior Care franchise covering Nantwich and Crewe has ceased trading, it has been confirmed.

The franchise, called Redshank Senior Care Services, was based at Frederick House on Beam Heath Way Nantwich. It employed staff who care for elderly clients in their own homes.

August 23, 2019
New Leighton Hospital chief pledges improved offer for staff

New Leighton Hospital chief pledges improved offer for staff

The new leader of Leighton Hospital has outlined partnership working and an improved offer for staff among his priorities.

James Sumner, who has more than 20 years’ experience in the NHS, started as Chief Executive of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust this summer.

August 22, 2019
Lymphoma Action blood cancer support group launched in Nantwich

Lymphoma Action blood cancer support group launched in Nantwich

A support group for families dealing with lymphoma, myeloma or leukaemia has been launched in Nantwich.

Lymphoma Action, the only charity in the UK dedicated to this type of cancer, is holding its first support group gathering in Nantwich on Wednesday September 4.

August 21, 2019
Leighton Hospital welcome third MRI scanner

Leighton Hospital welcome third MRI scanner

By Stephen Topping
Leighton Hospital bosses have welcomed a third MRI scanner.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital in Crewe, has spent more than £1.1 million on leasing and installing the new scanner.

August 15, 2019
Sharp fall in number of Cheshire East smokers, latest figures show

Sharp fall in number of Cheshire East smokers, latest figures show

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Smoking is becoming much less common across Cheshire East according to new Government figures – but the council insists it will not rest on its laurels.

Figures released by Public Health England show that in 2018, 8.7% of adults across the borough were smokers, compared to 16.4% in 2017.

August 14, 2019
Dementia pilot study at Belong Crewe hailed big success

Dementia pilot study at Belong Crewe hailed big success

A pioneering pilot study exploring the impact of creative workshops on those living with dementia at Belong Crewe care village has been hailed a huge success.

August 12, 2019
New Leighton Hospital boss warning in bid for A&E cash boost

New Leighton Hospital boss warning in bid for A&E cash boost

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The new chief executive at Leighton Hospital believes there must be a cash boost for its A&E – or it will stop being fit for purpose.

James Sumner, who began in the role at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust last Monday, addressed his first board of directors meeting a week later.

August 7, 2019
Nurse recruitment drive in Cheshire hires 40 new staff

Nurse recruitment drive in Cheshire hires 40 new staff

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A much-needed recruitment drive for new nurses in Cheshire is beginning to bear fruit.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is expecting to have welcomed 40 nurses from India by the end of the year – more than double the number it previously expected to hire.

August 6, 2019