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South Cheshire brothers walk 400 miles for Leighton Hospital dementia appeal

South Cheshire brothers walk 400 miles for Leighton Hospital dementia appeal

South Cheshire brothers Stuart and Alan Mackay walked from Edinburgh to Leighton Hospital to raise money for Mid Cheshire Hospitals ‘Everybody Knows Somebody’ dementia appeal.

Stuart and Alan, both from Crewe, have been long distance walking for four years.

August 11, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
18-week wait for treatment at Leighton Hospital quadruples

18-week wait for treatment at Leighton Hospital quadruples

By Stephen Topping
The number of patients waiting more than 18 weeks for treatment at Leighton Hospital or Victoria Infirmary has almost quadrupled in 12 months.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which owns and runs both sites, has revealed that 1,011 patients were waiting longer than 18 weeks for treatment following referrals to its hospitals in June 2018 – compared to just 271 in June 201

August 8, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Hundreds of Leighton Hospital A&E patients still not seen within four hours

Hundreds of Leighton Hospital A&E patients still not seen within four hours

By Stephen Topping
Hundreds of Leighton Hospital patients are still failing to be seen within four hours at A&E as it deals with more people than last summer.

Figures shown at a Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust board meeting revealed patients waited to be seen at A&E on 1,473 occasions in June – compared to 437 times in the same month last year.

August 7, 2018 2 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Thousands of GP patients in South Cheshire still without full out of hours access

Thousands of GP patients in South Cheshire still without full out of hours access

Thousands of registered GP patients in South Cheshire still do not have access to out of hours appointments, latest figures revealed today.

Only 13% of the 185,538 patients registered in the South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group area have full out of hours provision, according to data compiled by the BBC and shared with Nantwich News.

July 30, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Fundraisers provide Leighton Hospital district nurses with new equipment

Fundraisers provide Leighton Hospital district nurses with new equipment

Big-hearted Leighton Hospital fundraisers have helped buy vital new equipment for a group of district nurses.

MCH Charity has bought 14 advanced quality stethoscopes and 18 specialised kit bags for the Eagle Bridge Community Nursing Team, part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP).

July 24, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Bid to improve care for SEND youngsters in Cheshire East after damning inspection

Bid to improve care for SEND youngsters in Cheshire East after damning inspection

By Stephen Topping
Urgent measures to improve support for youngsters in Cheshire East with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) have been drawn up following a damning inspection.

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found “serious weaknesses” when they assessed Cheshire East Council and NHS bodies in the borough on their provision for SEND support in March.

July 17, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith backs breast cancer fair at Parliament

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith backs breast cancer fair at Parliament

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith joined the search for new life-saving breast cancer treatments at a research fair in Parliament.

The fair, hosted by UK charity Breast Cancer Now, was an opportunity to meet scientists behind cutting-edge research.

July 12, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich couple’s new-born son is NHS first for Leighton Hospital

Nantwich couple’s new-born son is NHS first for Leighton Hospital

Nantwich parents Sally and Rob Capener enjoyed a double celebration after the birth of their son.

For Logan was the first to be born at Leighton Hospital on the day the nation celebrated the NHS’ 70th birthday!

July 11, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Leighton Hospital outlines plan for winter A&E demand

Leighton Hospital outlines plan for winter A&E demand

By Stephen Topping
Leighton hospital is gearing up for the winter ahead following unprecedented A&E demand and delays last year.

The NHS trusts which control Leighton and Macclesfield hospitals presented their plans on how to improve winter A&E performance to a Cheshire East Council scrutiny committee.

July 7, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Council-owned company plan to protect social care from cuts

Council-owned company plan to protect social care from cuts

By Stephen Topping
A council-owned company could be set up to protect social care services in Crewe and Nantwich from further cuts.

Care4CE, Cheshire East Council’s provider of adult social care services, has been slashed in size over the past nine years from a workforce of 1,500 to fewer than 700 – while some services are no longer offered.

July 6, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Elle Morris mum to tackle 65km challenge in her memory

Elle Morris mum to tackle 65km challenge in her memory

The mum of tragic Nantwich youngster Elle Morris, who died after a double lung transplant, has vowed to continue raising money in her memory.

Becky Whitfield spoke out as she prepares to take part in a 65km cross Peak District challenge in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust tomorrow (July 7).

Wheelbarrow man pushes for 14 miles to raise cash for Mid Cheshire Hospitals

Wheelbarrow man pushes for 14 miles to raise cash for Mid Cheshire Hospitals

By Jonathan White
A South Cheshire man has pushed his 100kg wheelbarrow for 14 miles around Crewe and Nantwich – to raise money for Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity.

Roy Price, aged 50, was joined by friend Ian Jones, 46, from Crewe, who was dressed as a bear and carried a donation bucket.

Nantwich mum’s campaign to stay alive in heart-rending battle against cancer

Nantwich mum’s campaign to stay alive in heart-rending battle against cancer

A courageous Nantwich mum has revealed her heart-rending battle to stay alive after being found riddled with more than 25 tumours in her lungs, brain and bones.

Heidi Spencer was stunned when she was told she had just weeks to live by doctors who diagnosed her with Stage 4 lung cancer.