Health

Eight Cheshire East care homes have Covid-19 outbreaks

Eight Cheshire East care homes have Covid-19 outbreaks

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Eight care homes in Cheshire East are experiencing coronavirus outbreaks, councillors have been told.

The figure was revealed at CEC’s health and adults social care and communities scrutiny committee, where an “outbreak” is classed as “two or more related cases amongst staff and residents”.

October 10, 2020
Brine Leas Sixth Form closes due to positive COVID case

Brine Leas Sixth Form closes due to positive COVID case

Brine Leas Sixth Form in Nantwich has closed today due to a positive case of COVID-19.

It’s believed one of the Year 12 or 13 students has tested positive.

October 8, 2020
Cheshire East agree major review into mental health services for under 25s

Cheshire East agree major review into mental health services for under 25s

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
A major review into Cheshire East’s mental health support for under-25s has been approved by cabinet members.

A report by the council’s children and families scrutiny committee makes 24 recommendations to the council’s leadership, with all of them being approved.

October 7, 2020
Cancer survivor’s charity walk in aid of Leighton Hospital

Cancer survivor’s charity walk in aid of Leighton Hospital

Jonathan White
A breast cancer survivor is embarking on a 155-mile charity walk in aid of Leighton Hospital where she was treated.

Kim Smith, 60, made 10 visits to the Breast Care Unit at Leighton Hospital in Crewe whilst being treated for her cancer.

October 7, 2020
Covid-19 Local Testing Site in Crewe open to pre-booked appointments

Covid-19 Local Testing Site in Crewe open to pre-booked appointments

A new walk-through Covid-19 testing site in Crewe is now open to pre-booked appointments.

The semi-permanent site, known as a Local Testing Site (LTS), is on Chester Street car park and offers bespoke walk-through appointments.

October 7, 2020
Willaston Primary School closes year groups after positive Covid test

Willaston Primary School closes year groups after positive Covid test

Willaston Primary School has sent two year groups home after one of its pupils tested positive for Covid-19.

It’s believed years 3 and 4 have been sent home and those pupils will have to self isolate for two weeks, to return on October 14.

October 2, 2020
Cheshire East Council applies for more “enforcement powers” from Government

Cheshire East Council applies for more “enforcement powers” from Government

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Leaders of Cheshire East Council have applied for extra “enforcement powers” from the government in its fight against coronavirus.

CEC has confirmed it wants additional measures to be put in place and has written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

September 30, 2020
South Cheshire GP urges eligible residents to take up free flu jabs

South Cheshire GP urges eligible residents to take up free flu jabs

A South Cheshire doctor says it’s more important than ever this year that those eligible for a free flu jab come forward and get one.

Dr Andrew Wilson, Chair of NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, stressed flu kills around 11,000 people every year in England and hospitalises thousands more.

September 29, 2020
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

Cheshire East not facing “imminent” lockdown despite rising infections, says Tory leader

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council opposition leader Janet Clowes says the borough is “not in a state of imminent change” regarding a potential local lockdown.

The Conservative Wybunbury councillor also welcomed the government’s local lockdown approach as coronavirus cases continue to rise.

September 29, 2020
Residents urged to use NHS test and trace Covid app

Residents urged to use NHS test and trace Covid app

Cheshire East residents are being urged to download the new NHS test and trace app.

The NHS Covid-19 contact-tracing app was launched yesterday (September 24).

September 25, 2020
First South Cheshire local Covid-19 testing site to open

First South Cheshire local Covid-19 testing site to open

A dedicated walk-through Covid-19 testing site is to be deployed in South Cheshire.

The semi-permanent site, known as a Local Testing Site (LTS), is being created in Crewe and will be ready for public use from October 1.

September 22, 2020
Four-fold increase in Covid-19 cases in Cheshire East, warn leaders

Four-fold increase in Covid-19 cases in Cheshire East, warn leaders

Council leaders have issued a stark warning to residents after Cheshire East saw a four-fold increase in positive Covid-19 cases last week.

In the seven days to September 12, there were 100 confirmed cases in Cheshire East and 106 confirmed cases in Cheshire West.

September 18, 2020
Leighton Hospital receives £9 million to upgrade A&E ahead of winter

Leighton Hospital receives £9 million to upgrade A&E ahead of winter

Leighton Hospital is to receive £9 million of Government funding to upgrade its A&E ahead of Winter, it was announced.

The money is for the “reconfiguration and expansion of Emergency Care services” at the Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust site.

September 17, 2020