Health

Dementia volunteers in Nantwich unveil “chatty benches”

Dementia volunteers in Nantwich unveil “chatty benches”

By Olivia Molloy
Volunteers from Creating Dementia Friendly Nantwich will be available to talk on their “chatty benches” this week.

They will be at the benches on the town square between 11am-2pm throughout Dementia Awareness Week between May 13-17.

May 12, 2024
Calm bags available at Everybody leisure centres in Cheshire East

Calm bags available at Everybody leisure centres in Cheshire East

New “Calm Bags” are now being provided in 16 Everybody’s leisure centres across Cheshire East, including Nantwich.

It’s part of a scheme with Ruby’s Fund to help neuro-diverse people using the leisure facilities.

May 3, 2024
Leighton Hospital “Frailty Unit” marks one-year milestone

Leighton Hospital “Frailty Unit” marks one-year milestone

Leighton Hospital’s Frail Elderly Assessment Unit (FEAU) has celebrated its first year since opening, marking a significant milestone for the teams involved.

The unit opened in April 2023 and is focussed on preventing hospital admission by supporting local communities’ most vulnerable patients to get better.

May 2, 2024
Leighton Hospital worker shows moves as Strictly-style dance competitor

Leighton Hospital worker shows moves as Strictly-style dance competitor

A Leighton Hospital worker is set to show off her moves in a glitzy Strictly-style dance competition before celebrity judges in Blackpool.

Single mum-of-two Charlotte Pemberton, who works as a Cardiac Physiologist, is through to the finals of Dance Floor Heroes Live 2024.

April 30, 2024
Nantwich girl undergoes world first brain surgery at Alder Hey

Nantwich girl undergoes world first brain surgery at Alder Hey

A young Nantwich girl has undergone a world first Deep Brain Stimulation operation using pioneering new technology at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

Hayley, eight, underwent the surgery to help treat dystonic cerebral palsy.

April 17, 2024
Mental health project wins funding for new activities for girls

Mental health project wins funding for new activities for girls

A South Cheshire project to support the mental health and wellbeing of young women has won cash support as it launches new activity sessions.

Inspire Cheshire, under the umbrella of health and wellbeing charity Motherwell Cheshire in Wistaston, has received a grant from the Pilgrim Trust.

April 12, 2024
site 60ft telecoms mast plan Nantwich

Controversial plan for 60ft telecoms tower in Nantwich is withdrawn

A plan to erect a 60ft telecoms mast on land just yards from family homes in Nantwich has been withdrawn by the applicant.

The telecommunication mast was planned for land at TG Builders on Beam Heath Way just a few yards from residential properties on the other side of Middlewich Road.

April 9, 2024
South Cheshire pharmacies pilot MMR vaccine offer

South Cheshire pharmacies pilot MMR vaccine offer

South Cheshire pharmacies are among the first in the country to pilot a new initiative offering children aged 5-11 to get the MMR vaccine.

Fourteen chemists across Cheshire and Merseyside are involved in the project being trialled in the North West.

April 8, 2024
Bike Therapy classes at Crewe Lifestyle Centre mark World Parkinson’s Day

Bike Therapy classes at Crewe Lifestyle Centre mark World Parkinson’s Day

Crewe Lifestyle Centre is to host bike therapy classes for people living with Parkinson’s disease.

The classes, organised by Everybody Leisure, will mark World Parkinson’s Day on April 11.

April 4, 2024
New baby bereavement unit officially opens at Leighton Hospital

New baby bereavement unit officially opens at Leighton Hospital

A new purpose-built baby bereavement suite named the “Meadow Suite” has officially opened at Leighton Hospital.

£100,000 was raised through a fundraising appeal called “Lost Little Ones” which was launched by Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity (MCH Charity) in 2019.

April 3, 2024
Nantwich councillor calls on Cheshire East to tackle vaping in young

Nantwich councillor calls on Cheshire East to tackle vaping in young

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A Nantwich councillor has asked if Cheshire East Council has plans to introduce a programme to help people quit vaping amid a rising numbers of young people using vapes.

Cllr Anna Burton’s comments came as a recent support showed the percentage of young people in Cheshire East claiming to vape regularly has almost doubled since 2020.

March 27, 2024
Nantwich Clinic team tackle Brighton Marathon for charity

Nantwich Clinic team tackle Brighton Marathon for charity

The Nantwich Clinic family are putting their best feet forward – by tackling the Brighton Marathon in aid of CHANCE Changing Lives.

Tom, Gill and Kate Fox will be running the marathon on the south coast on April 7.

March 27, 2024
Nantwich councillor’s bid for Vapes ban backed by health chief

Nantwich councillor’s bid for Vapes ban backed by health chief

A Nantwich councillor is to table a motion calling for a voluntary ban on single use vapes in the town.

Town and Cheshire East Councillor Anna Burton is behind the motion which she says is supported by public health and environmental experts.

March 14, 2024