Health

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
Disabled NHS staff in Cheshire face more abuse, figures show

Disabled NHS staff in Cheshire face more abuse, figures show

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Disabled staff at Mid Cheshire Hospitals are more likely to be harassed or abused in work than their non-disabled colleagues, new figures have revealed.

August 5, 2019
Leighton Hospital trust named in top 40 in UK

Leighton Hospital trust named in top 40 in UK

The NHS trust behind Leighton Hospital has been named as one of the top 40 in the country.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been announced as a CHKS Top Hospital for 2019.

August 2, 2019
Midwifery service in South Cheshire goes into administration

Midwifery service in South Cheshire goes into administration

A vital midwifery service for women in South Cheshire is going into administration, it was announced today.

One to One (North West) Limited will end its service on July 31 – eight months earlier than its initial contract was due to expire on March 31 2020.

July 29, 2019
Cheshire NHS diabetes team wins achievement award

Cheshire NHS diabetes team wins achievement award

A Cheshire NHS team that supports Crewe and Nantwich people with diabetes has won an award following a round of public nominations.

Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership’s (CCICP) Diabetes Specialist Team is one of 12 winners of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Celebration of Achievement awards.

July 28, 2019
50 Crewe and Nantwich slimmers raise hundreds for Peter Pan Centre

50 Crewe and Nantwich slimmers raise hundreds for Peter Pan Centre

Around 50 members of four Crewe Slimming World clubs stepped out to raise funds for the Peter Pan Centre for Children with Special Needs.

They walked from Crewe to Nantwich and back again as part of Slimming World’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

July 24, 2019
Leighton Hospital newborn hearing programme celebrates 15th birthday

Leighton Hospital newborn hearing programme celebrates 15th birthday

A Leighton Hospital programme that has helped identity more than 140 babies with a hearing impairment has celebrated its 15th anniversary.

Staff and families past and present were invited to a birthday party to mark the Newborn Hearing Screening programme’s recent milestone.

July 23, 2019
New Stoma service launches for Nantwich patients

New Stoma service launches for Nantwich patients

A new stoma service has been launched to benefit Nantwich patients.

The Specialist Nursing, Assessment and Prescription Service (SNAPS), run by Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership, will provide local stoma patients with direct access to specialist support and a prescribing hub for stoma products.

July 12, 2019
Leighton Hospital cancer treatment teams among best in UK

Leighton Hospital cancer treatment teams among best in UK

Cancer treatment teams at Leighton Hospital have been hailed as among the best in the UK after latest figures were released.

Patients are seen by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff faster than almost every other trust in the country.

July 8, 2019