Health

Drop in timely health checks on children cared for by Cheshire East

Drop in timely health checks on children cared for by Cheshire East

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
The number of health checks on vulnerable children in Cheshire East Council care within 20 days plummeted last year, it has been revealed.

One of Cheshire East’s key performance indicators for its care of vulnerable children is the proportion of initial health assessment requests made within 20 days for a child when they enter CEC’s care.

January 22, 2021
“No evidence” primary pupils are Covid super-spreaders, says CEC leader

“No evidence” primary pupils are Covid super-spreaders, says CEC leader

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
There is “no evidence” primary school children are “silent spreaders” of Covid-19, says Cheshire East Council’s leader.

Cllr Sam Corcoran, who made the comment, has also repeated criticism of the government’s NHS Test & Trace service.

January 20, 2021
5% of Cheshire East population has first dose of Covid vaccine

5% of Cheshire East population has first dose of Covid vaccine

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Five per cent of Cheshire East residents have already had their first doses of the Covid-19 vaccination, according to Cheshire East Council leader Sam Corcoran.

In his update on CEC’s standing in the pandemic today (January 15), Cllr Corcoran said the vaccination programme is “going well”.

January 15, 2021
New “vision” for children and young people in Cheshire East endorsed

New “vision” for children and young people in Cheshire East endorsed

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
A new shared vision “for children and young people in Cheshire East” has been formally endorsed by the borough’s cabinet.

The vision includes aims such as making “families and communities strong, welcoming and supportive, where differences are celebrated”.

January 15, 2021
Nantwich town centre benches could be removed to target lockdown breaches

Nantwich town centre benches could be removed to target lockdown breaches

Councillors could be forced to remove town centre benches in Nantwich amid fears too many people are not following Covid lockdown guidelines.

The concerns were discussed tonight (January 14) by Nantwich Town Council, after residents and traders raised fears about lack of social distancing.

January 14, 2021
Nantwich woman sheds 21 stone after doctor’s dire warning of death

Nantwich woman sheds 21 stone after doctor’s dire warning of death

A Nantwich woman lost an incredible 21 stone after a doctor warned her she would not survive to see her daughter start school.

Now Michelle Bufton wants to help others when she launches a weight loss club in Wybunbury later this month.

January 11, 2021
Cheshire Public Health chief “pleads” with public to stay home

Cheshire Public Health chief “pleads” with public to stay home

The Director of Public Health for Cheshire has issued a strong plea to residents to stay home as COVID cases and deaths continue to rise.

There are fears the worst is yet to come in the next few weeks, as cases “alarmingly” increase.

January 11, 2021
Cheshire East libraries launch new order and collect service

Cheshire East libraries launch new order and collect service

Cheshire East Council is launching a new order and collect service today to encourage people to continue using library services in Nantwich and other towns during lockdown.

Library bosses hope the service will help residents continue to access books at the authority’s 15, including Beam Street in Nantwich.

January 11, 2021
Cheshire East defends record amid claims of blue badge permits disparity

Cheshire East defends record amid claims of blue badge permits disparity

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Residents with non-visible disabilities are treated the same as those with visible conditions when it comes to blue badge applications, according to Cheshire East Council.

The council has defended its record on the parking permits after a BBC investigation shows a disparity in approval ratings between those with non-visible and visible conditions.

January 9, 2021
10% of Cheshire East residents have had COVID, claims leader

10% of Cheshire East residents have had COVID, claims leader

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council leader Sam Corcoran believes “at least 10%” of the borough’s population have had Covid-19.

The Labour leader said today there have been 13,930 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Cheshire East — an increase of 275 from the day before.

January 8, 2021
Landmark moment as first person receives Covid vaccine in Nantwich

Landmark moment as first person receives Covid vaccine in Nantwich

Meet Don Marshall – the first person to receive the Covid 19 vaccination in Nantwich!

Don, 86, from Hatherton, received his Pfizer vaccine today (January 7) and is the first patient within Nantwich and Rural Primary Care Network to do so.

January 7, 2021
Nantwich Civic Centre to become town’s COVID vaccination hub

Nantwich Civic Centre to become town’s COVID vaccination hub

Nantwich Civic Centre is being turned into the main vaccination hub for the town.

The venue’s main hall on Market Street is being taken over by NHS ready to start the mass vaccination rollout programme.

January 5, 2021
Nantwich Rector urges worshippers to stay away after Christmas Covid incidents

Nantwich Rector urges worshippers to stay away after Christmas Covid incidents

A church Rector in Nantwich has urged some worshippers to stay away after it emerged some who attended Christmas services later tested positive for COVID-19.

Mark Hart, Rector of St Mary’s Church in Nantwich, said the church is still open for public worship in Tier 4.

January 4, 2021