Health

Cheshire East population grows older, but working-age numbers drop

Cheshire East population grows older, but working-age numbers drop

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East’s population is increasing and getting older, according to new research.

Figures presented to Cheshire East council’s strategic planning board shows the borough’s population has risen from 370,700 in 2011 to 378,800 in 2017.

March 1, 2019
Leighton doctor to run London Marathon in memory of suicide dad

Leighton doctor to run London Marathon in memory of suicide dad

A doctor at Leighton Hospital is to take on the London Marathon to raise money in her dad’s memory.

Katy Sutcliffe, who lives in Nantwich, was devastated after her father Andy committed suicide in 2015, aged just 51.

February 28, 2019
Leighton Hospital to host annual NHS Careers Fair

Leighton Hospital to host annual NHS Careers Fair

Leighton Hospital is to host its annual NHS Careers Fair on Wednesday March 6.

The fair, organised by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is a free event open to students from Year 9 upwards as well as adults, who would like to find out more about job opportunities in NHS organisations.

February 27, 2019
Mid Cheshire Hospitals bids to take over South Cheshire Private Hospital

Mid Cheshire Hospitals bids to take over South Cheshire Private Hospital

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital, is bidding to take over South Cheshire Private Hospital.

The private hospital, in the grounds of Leighton, is currently run by BMI Healthcare.

February 20, 2019
Nantwich nurse beats breast cancer and holds “Debbie’s Not Dead” party

Nantwich nurse beats breast cancer and holds “Debbie’s Not Dead” party

A Nantwich nurse fought off breast cancer and held a “Debbie’s Not Dead” party to celebrate and raise more than £2,000 for St Luke’s Hospice.

Deborah Brown, 41, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer after feeling ridges in her breast last Easter.

February 19, 2019
Donna Louise Hospice receives £26,760 cheque from Weston Lights fundraiser

Donna Louise Hospice receives £26,760 cheque from Weston Lights fundraiser

Weston Christmas Light Display organiser Graham Witter has handed over a cheque for £26,760 to The Donna Louise Hospice.

Graham’s lights display once again broke records and proved a massive hit during the festive period.

February 15, 2019
New service launched for South Cheshire residents with vision and hearing loss

New service launched for South Cheshire residents with vision and hearing loss

A service for people in South Cheshire who experience vision and hearing loss has been launched.

Cheshire East Council is working with charity Deafness Support Network to provide the new “one-stop shop”.

February 14, 2019
NHS users in Crewe and Nantwich urged to nominate for Public Choice Awards

NHS users in Crewe and Nantwich urged to nominate for Public Choice Awards

People in Crewe and Nantwich can recognise local NHS staff for going the extra mile by nominating in the Public Choice Award.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) is urging those who have benefited from the kindness of its staff to put them forward as part of the Trust’s annual Celebration of Achievement Awards.

February 11, 2019
St Luke’s Hospice Patient Comfort appeal reaches £32,000 target

St Luke’s Hospice Patient Comfort appeal reaches £32,000 target

St Luke’s Patient Comfort appeal has reached its target raising £32,000 to improve patient comfort at the South Cheshire hospice.

Donations will be used to buy items on the Nurses’ Christmas Wish List for the hospice.

February 10, 2019
Healthcare chiefs in South Cheshire voice fears over Cheshire East Council budget plans

Healthcare chiefs in South Cheshire voice fears over Cheshire East Council budget plans

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Officers in charge of buying healthcare across the borough have spoken out against the ‘scale of savings proposed’ in Cheshire East Council’s next budget.

The local authority ran its pre-budget consultation for 2019-20 last autumn, and revised proposals will be put before councillors later this month to be signed off.

February 5, 2019
Ambulance service to provide non-emergency transport for South Cheshire patients

Ambulance service to provide non-emergency transport for South Cheshire patients

By Stephen Topping
An ambulance service has been handed extra funding to provide non-emergency transport for South Cheshire patients – less than a year after it agreed to end its original contract.

South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group will be one of six in Cheshire, Warrington and the Wirral to benefit after a new five-year contract to West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS), which begins on April 1.

February 4, 2019
Elderly Nantwich residents need IT skills to improve lives, says councillor

Elderly Nantwich residents need IT skills to improve lives, says councillor

By Stephen Topping
Teaching IT skills to elderly residents in Crewe and Nantwich could help transform their lives and save the council significant amounts of cash.

That is the view of Wybunbury Cllr Janet Clowes, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for adult social care and integration.

January 31, 2019
Mental health spend on children double in different parts of Cheshire, figures show

Mental health spend on children double in different parts of Cheshire, figures show

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Health chiefs are spending almost twice as much on mental health services for youngsters in some parts of Cheshire than others, according to new figures.

Data presented to the Cheshire East health and wellbeing board shows for 2018-19, the NHS Eastern Cheshire clinical commissioning group (CCG) has spent £2.9 million on child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

January 30, 2019