Health

Leighton Hospital staff meet Health Secretary over prescribing laws

Leighton Hospital staff meet Health Secretary over prescribing laws

Staff from Leighton Hospital held a virtual meeting with Health Secretary Matt Hancock to lobby for changes to prescribing laws which would allow Operating Department Practitioners to prescribe.

August 6, 2020
Nantwich COVID-19 survivor raises funds for Leighton Hospital life savers

Nantwich COVID-19 survivor raises funds for Leighton Hospital life savers

An 80-year-old coronavirus survivor from Nantwich is raising money for the hospital that ‘saved her life’ – by completing a track race in her wheelchair.

August 4, 2020
Crewe and Nantwich Weaver Rotary produce pandemic e-booklet

Crewe and Nantwich Weaver Rotary produce pandemic e-booklet

Members of Crewe and Nantwich Weaver Rotary have produced an e-booklet describing their experiences of working in or being helped by NHS during the pandemic.

The idea was started by Pat Harborth, a Friend of Rotary, and she gathered friends and family to contribute to the e-booklet.

July 31, 2020
Wistaston family’s £120,000 fundraising bid for son’s life-saving treatment

Wistaston family’s £120,000 fundraising bid for son’s life-saving treatment

A Wistaston family has launched a bid to raise £120,000 to fund life-saving treatment for their son with a rare form of cancer.

Georgy Capener has been accepted by a specialist in Asia to undergo a stem cell transplant which cannot currently be funded by the NHS.

July 29, 2020
Leighton Hospital parking charges to be reintroduced from August 1

Leighton Hospital parking charges to be reintroduced from August 1

Parking charges for most patients and visitors to Leighton Hospital will be reinstated this Saturday August 1 following their temporary suspension during the coronavirus pandemic.

July 28, 2020
Virtual consultations allow South Cheshire patients to rehab during lockdown

Virtual consultations allow South Cheshire patients to rehab during lockdown

A physiotherapy team in Cheshire has helped more than 3,000 patients to continue with rehabilitation during lockdown.

The Clinical Specialist Physiotherapy team at Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) has been using video calling software, telephone and online courses to continue seeing and treating patients.

July 26, 2020
Cheshire Police and CEC urge residents to follow new face covering rules

Cheshire Police and CEC urge residents to follow new face covering rules

Residents in South Cheshire are being urged to follow new coronavirus legislation as face coverings in shops becomes mandatory from today (July 24).

All residents over the age of 11 must wear a face covering inside all retail stores and supermarkets, unless they have medical reasons not to.

July 24, 2020
New COVID-19 “Outbreak Response Group” formed in Cheshire

New COVID-19 “Outbreak Response Group” formed in Cheshire

Leaders from across Cheshire have formed an “Outbreak Response Co-ordination Group” to combat the continuing threat from Covid-19.

It aims to provide an effective response across all four council areas with the police, NHS, and business leaders.

July 21, 2020
Two Nantwich firms make COVID-19 tests for employers and patients

Two Nantwich firms make COVID-19 tests for employers and patients

Two Nantwich businesses have worked together to make COVID-19 tests available to employers and cancer patients.

Rare Earth Digital has designed a custom-built portal which sits behind Everything Genetic Limited’s vital COVID-19 testing services.

July 19, 2020
Cheshire NHS urges people with long term cough to seek advice

Cheshire NHS urges people with long term cough to seek advice

The NHS in Cheshire is urging people to contact their doctor if they have had a cough for more than three weeks.

The plea was made by hospital respiratory teams, GPs and NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

July 18, 2020
Wistaston mum raises thousands in aid of 11-year-old battling cancer

Wistaston mum raises thousands in aid of 11-year-old battling cancer

A mum from Wistaston has raised more than £6,000 for Cancer Research UK in honour of an 11-year-old boy who is battling cancer for the second time.

Joanna Edge, 43, rallied over 100 friends and family to collectively walk a million steps a day throughout June to raise the life-saving funds, as revealed by Nantwich News in May.

July 15, 2020
Nigel Woodhouse at his new pop up Pub & Gin Bar

Nightclub boss in Nantwich calls on Government guidance for re-opening

A nightclub boss in Nantwich has called on the Government to issue a “roadmap” for when such venues can reopen.

Nigel Woodhouse, who runs and employs 20 people at The Studio nightclub on Castle Street in Nantwich, feels his industry sector has been “forgotten”.

July 14, 2020
COVID-19 local outbreak plans launched by Cheshire East Council

COVID-19 local outbreak plans launched by Cheshire East Council

Cheshire East Council has published its plans on how it would handle local outbreaks of Covid-19 virus.

The plan is part of the Government’s national Covid-19 test, trace, contain and enable recovery strategy.

July 6, 2020