Health

Leighton Hospital building turns blue for antibiotics awareness

Leighton Hospital building turns blue for antibiotics awareness

The Macmillan Cancer Unit at Leighton Hospital turned blue in support of a campaign to promote antibiotics awareness.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff met at the site in Crewe, which was illuminated in the evening, to mark World AMR Awareness Week (WAAW).

November 27, 2023
“Outstanding” Leighton Hospital nurse honoured at awards

“Outstanding” Leighton Hospital nurse honoured at awards

Leighton Hospital nurse Sharon Chakandinakira is celebrating after scooping an award for her outstanding contribution to equality, diversity and inclusion.

The Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recruit attended a Royal College of Nursing (RCN) ceremony in Manchester.

November 25, 2023
Cheshire East backs moves to increase more care housing for elderly

Cheshire East backs moves to increase more care housing for elderly

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council is backing moves to support the development of more affordable extra care housing as the borough’s ageing population grows.

Extra care housing (ECH) is specifically designed to support older people to remain independent for as long as possible but also to support them as their care needs increase.

November 24, 2023
Nantwich friends to hold fundraiser for young leukaemia sufferer

Nantwich friends to hold fundraiser for young leukaemia sufferer

Three Nantwich friends are teaming up to stage a fundraiser to help a young four-year-old battling leukaemia.

Olivia Butler (pictured), who lives on Wychwood Village, was diagnosed with leukaemia in June this year and is currently undergoing two years of treatment.

November 20, 2023
CEC may run own care homes to due to private sector costs

CEC may run own care homes to due to private sector costs

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council may be forced to run its own care homes for the first time in decades as the price of commissioning private sector services is spiralling.

The council recently forecast a budget shortfall of £18.7m by the end of this financial year.

November 8, 2023
New virtual ward service aims to cut Leighton Hospital admissions

New virtual ward service aims to cut Leighton Hospital admissions

A new service launched by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) aims to offer patients treatment at home and avoid hospital admission.

The virtual ward service is provided by Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), as part of a programme of NHS virtual wards that is rolling out across the UK.

November 4, 2023
Four leisure centres facing closure as CEC budget cuts deepen

Four leisure centres facing closure as CEC budget cuts deepen

Four leisure centres run by Cheshire East Council could be closed as the authority’s budget crisis deepens.

The authority is desperate to find almost £20 million of savings this year

November 2, 2023
Nantwich GP practice set for new phone system after complaints

Nantwich GP practice set for new phone system after complaints

A GP practice in Nantwich is to bring in a new phone system next month after scores of complaints from patients unable to get through.

Bosses at Kiltearn Medical Practice, at Church View Primary Care Centre in Nantwich, say the new system will be operational from October 3.

September 12, 2023
Stigma around suicide “massive problem”, expert tell CEC councillors

Stigma around suicide “massive problem”, expert tell CEC councillors

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Suicide must be de-stigmatised and there should be more awareness if more deaths are to be prevented, an NHS expert told Cheshire East councillors.

Consultant nurse Mike Caulfield, who co-chairs the Cheshire and Wirral Suicide Prevention and Intervention Group, was informing the council’s scrutiny committee about the partnership’s suicide prevention strategy.

September 9, 2023
New Covid variant vaccine to roll out in Cheshire next week

New Covid variant vaccine to roll out in Cheshire next week

People in Cheshire are to be offered a Covid vaccine from September 11 to protect what experts say is a new Covid variant.

It follows an announcement by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) on the risks presented by the new BA.2.86 variant.

September 7, 2023
Leighton Hospital delays warning ahead of consultants’ strike action

Leighton Hospital delays warning ahead of consultants’ strike action

Strike action by hospital consultants this Bank Holiday weekend will “severely impact” Cheshire NHS Trusts, bosses have warned.

Hospital consultants will be taking a second round of strike action for 48 hours from 7am on Thursday (August 24) until 07am on Saturday (August 26).

August 22, 2023
New Leighton Hospital could be built in 4 years, says Minister

New Leighton Hospital could be built in 4 years, says Minister

A new Leighton Hospital could be built within four years, according to a Government health minister.

Lord Nick Markham made the comment when talking to Weaver Vale Labour MP Mike Amesbury.

August 19, 2023
Crewe & Nantwich MP in hospital after rugby accident

Crewe & Nantwich MP in hospital after rugby accident

Crewe & Nantwich MP Kieran Mullan ended up in hospital after a serious rugby injury – on the day he should have been at Leighton with Hospitals Minister Lord Markham!

Dr Mullan suffered a fractured and dislocated ankle requiring surgery while playing rugby.

August 15, 2023