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Leighton pancreatic cancer group’s zip wire fundraiser

Leighton pancreatic cancer group’s zip wire fundraiser

Members of Leighton Pancreatic Cancer Support group flew through the air at 100mph on the World’s Fastest Zip Line to take on the disease.

The team of patients, survivors, carers and specialist nurses, timed their challenge to coincide with World Pancreatic Cancer Day and raised over £2,500 for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

November 29, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, News
Elle’s Christmas Party raises £3,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Elle’s Christmas Party raises £3,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Trust

A special “Elle’s Christmas” party in memory of cystic fibrosis sufferer Elle Morris helped raise almost £3,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

The event, in the Nantwich Suite at Rookery Hall & Spa in Nantwich, was heled to remember the life of Nantwich youngster Elle who died aged 11 at Great Ormond Street Hospital in January this year.

November 27, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
New home care service launched in South Cheshire by Guinness Care

New home care service launched in South Cheshire by Guinness Care

A new flexible care at home service has been launched by Guinness Care in South Cheshire at an event in Crewe Hall.

Crewe and Nantwich MP Laura Smith was among those at the launch where she met care workers delivering the service, as well as local charities and NHS workers.

November 20, 2018 0 comments Health, News
Highfields in Nantwich earns top marks for NHS Self Care work

Highfields in Nantwich earns top marks for NHS Self Care work

Highfelds School in Nantwich has earned top marks for helping to raise awareness of NHS Self Care options among local families.

It is the first school in Nantwich town centre to achieve a Bronze Self Care Award from the NHS South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

November 19, 2018 0 comments Health, News, Schools & Colleges
Nantwich pub’s damning food hygiene report after inspection

Nantwich pub’s damning food hygiene report after inspection

A Nantwich pub has received a damning environmental health report into its food hygiene practices.

Cronkinson’s Farm pub in Stapeley received just a ‘1’ rating out of 5 in the latest inspection in October – the second lowest score.

November 18, 2018 6 comments Environment, Health, Human Interest, News
Nantwich students launch year-long fundraiser for Diabetes UK

Nantwich students launch year-long fundraiser for Diabetes UK

Students at Reaseheath College in Nantwich have launched a year of activities to raise funds for Diabetes UK and increasing awareness of the condition.

Members of Reaseheath’s Student Association chose World Diabetes Day to announce that Diabetes UK would be their charity of the year.

November 18, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, News, Schools & Colleges
North West Ambulance Service faces £7 million shortfall

North West Ambulance Service faces £7 million shortfall

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) is £7 million short of the investment needed to bring its performance up to scratch, an independent consultant has said.

The NHS trust – which runs the ambulance service in Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside – has been working on a performance improvement plan since January 2018.

November 9, 2018 0 comments Health, News, Politics
Memory Walk in Nantwich raises almost £400 for Alzheimer’s Society

Memory Walk in Nantwich raises almost £400 for Alzheimer’s Society

A Memory Walk held along the Riverside in Nantwich helped raise almost £400 for Alzheimer’s Society.

The event was organised by the Home Instead Senior Care Crewe, and involved caregivers, office staff, friends and family, and Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith.

November 9, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, News
Allied Healthcare will continue care for Cheshire East elderly, councillors told

Allied Healthcare will continue care for Cheshire East elderly, councillors told

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A home care provider whose financial future has been questioned should be able to continue supporting Crewe and Nantwich’s vulnerable and elderly residents, councillors have been told.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) issued a warning that Allied Healthcare could only confirm it had funding in place until November 30, and that its future beyond this month was not secure.

November 8, 2018 0 comments Health, News, Politics
Leighton Hospital introduces pioneering cataracts surgery

Leighton Hospital introduces pioneering cataracts surgery

Leighton Hospital has introduced pioneering surgery that allows patients with cataracts in both eyes to have them operated on at the same time.

Traditionally, patients with bilateral cataracts have surgery on one eye before returning weeks later for the second eye to be operated on.

November 2, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Health chiefs urge South Cheshire families to take flu jab

Health chiefs urge South Cheshire families to take flu jab

Health chiefs in South Cheshire are urging people to get vaccinated against flu this winter.

Flu is highly infectious and can lead to serious complications in those with underlying health problems.

October 29, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Rise in students seeking mental health support at regional universities

Rise in students seeking mental health support at regional universities

The number of university students seeking mental health support has risen dramatically in the last four years, latest statistics show.

A Freedom of Information request returned by most of the universities in the UK shows a major rise, and many institutions struggling to keep pace with funding for mental health staffing.

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