Health

Almost 500 attend PSA blood testing in Nantwich

Almost 500 attend PSA blood testing in Nantwich

Almost 500 men attended a PSA blood testing event in Nantwich – a record turn out.

The Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group hosted their annual PSA blood testing event at Nantwich Civic Hall.

April 18, 2019
Leighton Hospital cancer unit earns Christie “mark of approval”

Leighton Hospital cancer unit earns Christie “mark of approval”

Leighton Hospital has received a “mark of approval” for treating patients with cancer.

The Macmillan Cancer Unit at the Crewe hospital run by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has become the 10th in the North to be awarded The Christie *Quality Mark.

April 16, 2019
Cheshire East Council launches new domestic abuse service

Cheshire East Council launches new domestic abuse service

Cheshire East Council has launched a new ‘whole family’ domestic abuse service.

The free service aims to offer expert service for families, adults, children and young people who are affected by abuse.

April 15, 2019
NHS Trust appoints new chief executive for Leighton Hospital

NHS Trust appoints new chief executive for Leighton Hospital

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed James Sumner as its new chief executive.

Mr Sumner has more than 20 years of experience in the NHS and is currently chief accountable officer at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

April 9, 2019
Orchestra helps raise more than £1,000 for South Cheshire dementia appeal

Orchestra helps raise more than £1,000 for South Cheshire dementia appeal

Two concerts by Shires Symphonic Wind Orchestra have raised more than £1,000 for Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity Everybody Knows Somebody dementia appeal.

The concerts were held in the Leighton Hospital Treatment Centre and a week later at St Andrew’s Church in Crewe.

April 7, 2019
Almost 10,000 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in South Cheshire

Almost 10,000 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in South Cheshire

Almost 10,000 people in South Cheshire were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last year, health chiefs have revealed.

Now doctors are urging people to make urgent lifestyle changes or face risking life-threatening health problems.

April 5, 2019
New non-emergency contract boosts ambulance cover in South Cheshire

New non-emergency contract boosts ambulance cover in South Cheshire

A new non-emergency ambulance contract for Cheshire will see more staff based locally and boosting standards of care, say health chiefs.

NHS commissioners have awarded a five-year contract to West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS).

April 2, 2019
Fashion and Fizz night raises £2,000 for Mid Cheshire Hospitals charity

Fashion and Fizz night raises £2,000 for Mid Cheshire Hospitals charity

Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity staff raised £2,000 from a‘Fashion and Fizz’ evening in Nantwich.

The event, at Nantwich Town’s Weaver Stadium, saw 70 guests enjoy a full fashion show while sampling sparkling wines to raise funds for the charity’s “Everybody Knows Somebody’” dementia appeal.

March 30, 2019
Brexit won’t impact heavily on Cheshire East social care staffing, claim bosses

Brexit won’t impact heavily on Cheshire East social care staffing, claim bosses

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Brexit is not set to severely harm Cheshire East’s social care workforce, health chiefs have claimed.

Alex Mitchell, chief finance officer at NHS Eastern Cheshire clinical commissioning group (CCG), gave governors an update about how the area’s health system is preparing for Britain’s departure from the European Union.

March 28, 2019
Prostate Cancer Support to run PSA testing at Nantwich Civic Hall

Prostate Cancer Support to run PSA testing at Nantwich Civic Hall

Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group is returning to Nantwich to run a PSA testing day.

The hall will open from 9.30am until 1pm on Saturday April 13 for men between the ages 45-75 to have a PSA blood test.

March 26, 2019
“Living with Diabetes” day held in Nantwich

“Living with Diabetes” day held in Nantwich

Nantwich and Rural Care Community is to host an awareness day for local people living with Diabetes.

At the event, they will be giving people information on how they can fit diabetes around their lifestyle – from what they can eat to how to manage their condition effectively.

March 12, 2019
Mid Cheshire Hospital trust chiefs launch new recruitment drive abroad

Mid Cheshire Hospital trust chiefs launch new recruitment drive abroad

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Leighton Hospital bosses hope a fresh drive to hire nurses from abroad will help cut spending on agency staff.

Directors at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust gave their backing for plans to embark on an international recruitment programme.

March 6, 2019
Second senior officer to leave Leighton Hospital

Second senior officer to leave Leighton Hospital

By Stephen Topping
A second senior officer is to leave Leighton Hospital to take a role at Royal Stoke this year.

Mark Oldham, director of finance and strategic planning at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is due to become chief finance officer at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust.

March 5, 2019