Health

Mum lost staggering 24 stone using Nantwich gym after promise to parents

Mum lost staggering 24 stone using Nantwich gym after promise to parents

A South Cheshire mum who could “fill a two-seater sofa” has shed a staggering 24 STONE to fulfil a promise to her mum and dad who both died of cancer.

Sharon Blakemore looks unrecognisable after losing the weight thanks to a strict eating regime and using Gymophobics in Nantwich.

July 5, 2019
World renowned artist and film-maker completes dementia home project in South Cheshire

World renowned artist and film-maker completes dementia home project in South Cheshire

London artist and filmmaker Suki Chan has completed a month-long residency at a South Cheshire dementia care village to help put together her latest art project.

Suki, whose work has been showcased worldwide from China to USA, spent the last month at Belong Crewe.

June 28, 2019
GPs in South Cheshire to vote on plans to merge CCGs

GPs in South Cheshire to vote on plans to merge CCGs

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
GP Practices in South Cheshire will vote in September on whether the four bodies responsible for buying healthcare in Cheshire East and West should merge next April.

June 17, 2019
Cheshire health leaders call for public views on CCG merger plans

Cheshire health leaders call for public views on CCG merger plans

Health leaders in Cheshire want people to air their views on plans to merge four Clinical Commissioning Groups into one.

The proposals aim to improve how CCGs work in buying health services available to people across the county, and to make the best use of money available to the local NHS.

June 6, 2019
Mid Cheshire Hospitals to bring in 20 new nurses from abroad

Mid Cheshire Hospitals to bring in 20 new nurses from abroad

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Hospital bosses in South Cheshire hope to have more than 20 new nurses recruited from abroad by October to help meet demand and cut costs.

Directors at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – which runs Leighton Hospital in Crewe – gave the go-ahead to work with an international nursing recruitment agency for around £425,000 at March’s board meeting.

June 4, 2019
Leighton Hospital to fund seven-day therapy service

Leighton Hospital to fund seven-day therapy service

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Leighton Hospital chiefs have given the green light to fund a seven-day therapy service to support vulnerable patients who have attended A&E.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital serving Nantwich and Crewe residents, previously ran a pilot scheme for a five-day emergency care therapy service.

June 4, 2019
Nantwich Lymphoma Action group tackles fundraising zip wire challenge

Nantwich Lymphoma Action group tackles fundraising zip wire challenge

A member of a Nantwich charity support group joined a team to tackle the world’s fastest zip line in aid of Lymphoma Action.

Chris Bailey joined more than 20 other people at Zip World in Penrhyn Quarry on Velocity 2 – whizzing through the air above breathtaking views at speeds over 100mph.

May 26, 2019
South and Mid Cheshire health chiefs to cut £20 million from budget

South and Mid Cheshire health chiefs to cut £20 million from budget

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Health chiefs in mid and south Cheshire are set to cut more than £20 million from their budgets while transforming care in the community.

NHS South Cheshire CCG – which covers Crewe, Nantwich, Middlewich, Sandbach and Alsager – is aiming to cut £10.5 million from its budget by March 31 2020.

May 20, 2019
Creating Dementia Friendly Nantwich to stage Action Day

Creating Dementia Friendly Nantwich to stage Action Day

A campaign to tackle stigma and lack of understanding around dementia has been backed by Nantwich businesses and volunteers.

People from care providers, police, churches, Cheshire East Cheshire, Age UK, carers and local patient representatives have formed “Creating Dementia Friendly Nantwich”.

April 25, 2019
Leighton Hospital projects hailed at national awards for “patient experience”

Leighton Hospital projects hailed at national awards for “patient experience”

Two Leighton Hospital projects and a community health scheme have been recognised at a national awards ceremony celebrating excellent patient experience.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) won two awards at The Patient Experience Network (PEN) National Awards Birmingham event.

April 25, 2019
Almost 500 attend PSA blood testing in Nantwich

Almost 500 attend PSA blood testing in Nantwich

Almost 500 men attended a PSA blood testing event in Nantwich – a record turn out.

The Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group hosted their annual PSA blood testing event at Nantwich Civic Hall.

April 18, 2019
Leighton Hospital cancer unit earns Christie “mark of approval”

Leighton Hospital cancer unit earns Christie “mark of approval”

Leighton Hospital has received a “mark of approval” for treating patients with cancer.

The Macmillan Cancer Unit at the Crewe hospital run by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has become the 10th in the North to be awarded The Christie *Quality Mark.

April 16, 2019
Cheshire East Council launches new domestic abuse service

Cheshire East Council launches new domestic abuse service

Cheshire East Council has launched a new ‘whole family’ domestic abuse service.

The free service aims to offer expert service for families, adults, children and young people who are affected by abuse.

April 15, 2019