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Leighton Hospital unveils plaque for prostate cancer campaigner

Leighton Hospital unveils plaque for prostate cancer campaigner

Bosses at Leighton Hospital have unveiled a plaque to celebrate the founder and chairman of its prostate cancer support group.

Gary Steele MBE was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1999 and went on to found the Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group in 2000.

October 18, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Nantwich Christie Hospital volunteer raises £500 in 300-mile cycling challenge

Nantwich Christie Hospital volunteer raises £500 in 300-mile cycling challenge

A Nantwich man has completed the 300-mile Cancer Research Challenge to celebrate his 50th birthday!

Neil Tinsley, a volunteer for Nantwich Christie Hospital Support Group, saddled up and rode 300 miles throughout September.

October 13, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, News
South Cheshire nurses and therapists praised for ‘rapid response’ service

South Cheshire nurses and therapists praised for ‘rapid response’ service

By Stephen Topping
Nurses and therapists are being praised after caring for thousands of housebound patients out of hospital in the first year of a new scheme.

The advanced community practitioner (ACP) rapid response service has been run as an alternative to hospital admission across mid and south Cheshire since October 2017, following a trial in Crewe last summer.

October 8, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Leighton Hospital chiefs lose out on £2 million after missing A&E targets

Leighton Hospital chiefs lose out on £2 million after missing A&E targets

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Leighton Hospital bosses are missing out on more than £2 million of funding after A&E demand soared to record-breaking levels over the past year.

Fresh figures released by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust show Leighton Hospital has failed to meet the national four-hour waiting time target for A&E every month from September 2017 to August 2018.

October 4, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Leighton Hospital trust earns “Good” rating from Care Quality Commission

Leighton Hospital trust earns “Good” rating from Care Quality Commission

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been rated “Good” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following inspections of its services and leadership.

It’s the second consecutive time the Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital, has received the rating.

September 30, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Crewe Vagrants hockey members raise more than £1,000 for Bloodwise

Crewe Vagrants hockey members raise more than £1,000 for Bloodwise

By Jonathan White
Crewe Vagrants Hockey Club presented a cheque for £1,041.46 to Liz and Mike Boffey from the charity Bloodwise at The Vagrants Ground.

The money was raised by the club via a ‘Hockeython’ 12-hour hockey game at The Vagrants Ground in Willaston earlier this year.

September 25, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, News
South Cheshire man to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of late wife

South Cheshire man to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of late wife

By Jonathan White
A South Cheshire man is heading off on a six-day hike up the highest mountain in Africa in memory of his late wife who died of cancer.

Roy Price, 51, from Crewe, is embarking on the challenge to scale Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of the Macmillan Chemotherapy Suite at Leighton Hospital.

September 16, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Gin night in Nantwich in aid of cancer mum Heidi Spencer

Gin night in Nantwich in aid of cancer mum Heidi Spencer

Friends of a Nantwich mum battling cancer are to stage a fund-raising gin event to help pay for pioneering treatment.

Mum-of-two Heidi Spencer’s plight was featured earlier this year after she was found riddled with more than 25 tumours in her lungs, brain and bones.

September 12, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
South Cheshire health chief issues advice amid rise in teenage depression

South Cheshire health chief issues advice amid rise in teenage depression

A South Cheshire health expert has issued advice on how to spot depression in teenagers as thousands return to school and college this week.

Dr Nichola Bishop, of NHS South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, spoke out after latest research shows almost one in four young people will experience depression before they are 19.

September 3, 2018 0 comments Health, News, Schools & Colleges
Family’s fundraising Sandstone Trail in memory of Nantwich lecturer

Family’s fundraising Sandstone Trail in memory of Nantwich lecturer

Three generations of the same family tackled the 34-mile Sandstone Trail in memory of a Nantwich lecturer who died from dementia aged just 69.

Simon Goodwin’s family were joined by friends and dogs on the two-day walk in August to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

September 2, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
COPD Awareness Day to be held in Nantwich

COPD Awareness Day to be held in Nantwich

Nantwich and Rural Care Community are hosting an awareness day for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

COPD is the name for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties because the lungs have become inflamed, damaged and narrowed – normally through smoking and sometimes through air pollution.

August 24, 2018 1 comment Health, Human Interest, News
Survey shows Kiltearn GP surgery in Nantwich worst rated among patients

Survey shows Kiltearn GP surgery in Nantwich worst rated among patients

By Stephen Topping
South Cheshire’s best and worst GP surgeries, as rated by patients, have been revealed – and Kiltearn Medical Centre in Nantwich comes bottom of the class.

Patients in England were sent questionnaires to take part in the GP Patient Survey between January and March.

Motherwell Cheshire launches new infant loss support service

Motherwell Cheshire launches new infant loss support service

A South Cheshire charity which supports mums with mental health problems, has launched a new service to help those coping with the loss of a child.

The idea came from Motherwell Cheshire founder Kate Blakemore, after she suffered the trauma of a miscarriage earlier this year.

August 22, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News