Health

Carers of people with dementia offered support by St Luke’s Hospice

Carers of people with dementia offered support by St Luke’s Hospice

A new support service for local carers of people with dementia is being offered by St Luke’s Hospice in Cheshire.

Weekly Dementia Carers’ workshops at the hospice in Winsford will allow carers to meet others, share experiences and gain practical advice and support from nurses at the hospice.

June 21, 2022
Everybody Health to run post Covid NHS recovery programme

Everybody Health to run post Covid NHS recovery programme

Everybody Health and Leisure has been awarded a contract from Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership to run a post COVID rehabilitation programme.

The Cheshire East organisation will deliver a six-week exercise and education programme as part of a post-COVID hub delivered by the NHS.

June 20, 2022
Family and friends of Elle Morris to walk Sandstone Trail in her memory

Family and friends of Elle Morris to walk Sandstone Trail in her memory

Family and friends of Elle Morris who died after bravely battling cystic fibrosis are to embark on a 40km Sandstone Trail walk in her memory.

Twelve ladies, including Elle’s mum Becky Whitfield, are taking part to help raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

June 17, 2022
Covid lockdown impact on children’s mental health “significant”

Covid lockdown impact on children’s mental health “significant”

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Lockdown has had a significant impact on the mental health of children and young people in Cheshire East with as many as one in six needing support, a healthcare boss has said.

June 15, 2022
Healthcare worker at home visit

Soaring fuel prices increasing care worker crisis in Cheshire East

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Soaring fuel prices are adding to care worker shortages in Cheshire East as those who look after people at home struggle to pay for petrol.

The council was awarded £19.4m over two years of the pandemic to help support the care market in areas including infection control, testing and vaccination and workforce recruitment and retention.

June 14, 2022
LGBTQ+ hospice patients in Cheshire boosted by grant funding

LGBTQ+ hospice patients in Cheshire boosted by grant funding

Patients from the LGBTQ+ community who wish to access hospice care will receive better support after a grant of £22,000 from Cheshire Freemasons.

The grant, in partnership with Hospice UK, will benefit patients at St Luke’s Hospice in Winsford as well Hospice of The Good Shepherd in Backford and East Cheshire Hospice in Macclesfield.

June 14, 2022
Nantwich man’s charity walk to help wife battling “horrible” eating disorder

Nantwich man’s charity walk to help wife battling “horrible” eating disorder

A Nantwich man is planning a fundraising walk to his favourite football team for a charity helping his wife battle an eating disorder.

Jack Hughes, 30, hopes to raise awareness of how charity BEAT can help others with eating disorders and their families cope with the condition.

June 13, 2022
Everybody in awards shortlist for Nantwich leisure centre project

Everybody in awards shortlist for Nantwich leisure centre project

Everybody Health and Leisure has been shortlisted for “New Concept, Build or Design of the Year” for the Nantwich Leisure Centre redevelopment project.

The organisation is also shortlisted in the “Business Continuity, Recovery & Success following on from Covid-19” category at the ukactive Awards.

June 8, 2022
Cheshire East Council considers paying people to quit smoking

Cheshire East Council considers paying people to quit smoking

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council is considering paying people hundreds of pounds to quit smoking.

It could launch a pilot scheme which would see the general population offered up to £200 to quit and pregnant women offered £400.

May 30, 2022
Artwork gives new look to Leighton Hospital paediatric unit

Artwork gives new look to Leighton Hospital paediatric unit

New artwork has given Leighton Hospital’s paediatric unit a unique feel.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity team commissioned an illustrator to create the bespoke artwork.

May 29, 2022
Ambulance bosses confident A530 closure will not endanger patients

Ambulance bosses confident A530 closure will not endanger patients

Ambulance bosses say they are confident the closure of the busy A530 Middlewich Road to Leighton Hospital will not endanger patients in an emergency.

It comes after one resident revealed how a paramedic warned him that “people in Audlem will die” because of the time it is taking ambulances to get to Leighton.

May 27, 2022
School Covid rates drop amid mental health warning on pupils

School Covid rates drop amid mental health warning on pupils

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Covid cases in Cheshire East schools have dropped rapidly but one councillor fears the pandemic has sparked a “ticking time bomb” in our children’s mental health.

The number of reported Covid-19 cases in the borough’s schools dropped from around 9,000 in January to 4,000 in March and was down to 97 in April.

May 25, 2022
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust appoints new Chief Executive

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust appoints new Chief Executive

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Ian Moston as its new Chief Executive.

Mr Moston has 18 years’ NHS board level experience with a track record of NHS service improvement and innovation.

May 20, 2022