Health

South Cheshire construction sites face crackdown by HSE

South Cheshire construction sites face crackdown by HSE

Construction sites in South Cheshire are being put under the spotlight as part of an initiative aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health. Inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be visiting sites in the borough where refurbishment or repair work is being carried out.

February 20, 2012
Fund-raising couple boost Leighton Hospital bowel cancer care

Fund-raising couple boost Leighton Hospital bowel cancer care

Two members of Leighton Hospital’s Stoma Support Group donated £660 to boost care available for bowel cancer patients. Tom and Margaret Butler, who attend the group’s meetings each month at the hospital’s Macmillan Cancer Support and Information Centre, have now raised more than £7,000 for the trust.

February 17, 2012
Nantwich Civic Hall race night for Motor Neurone Disease Association

Nantwich Civic Hall race night for Motor Neurone Disease Association

A charity race night is taking place at Nantwich Civic Hall to help raise money for people living with motor neurone disease. Cheshire branch of the MND Association is holding the race night and raffle on Friday February 17.

February 7, 2012
Cheshire Police chief’s stark fears over underage drinking

Cheshire Police chief’s stark fears over underage drinking

Cheshire Police chiefs issued a stark warning over the number of youths drinking alcohol and putting their lives at risk. They say officers are responding to incidents involving underage drinking, with some youngsters found passed out on the street.

February 6, 2012
Nantwich beauty clinic Madison Spa transforms old medical centre

Nantwich beauty clinic Madison Spa transforms old medical centre

A doctor and his wife have injected new life into a former Nantwich medical centre after relocating their beauty clinic. Madison Spa has moved from Hospital Street to the old Kiltearn Medical Centre, which has stood empty for months since GPs moved to the new Church View health centre.

January 31, 2012
Nantwich patients to benefit from new orthopaedic dept at Leighton Hospital

Nantwich patients to benefit from new orthopaedic dept at Leighton Hospital

Nantwich patients are to get improved treatment for slips, trips and falls, at a new-look Orthopaedic Outpatients Department (OPD) at Leighton Hospital. Local MP Edward Timpson helped officially unveil the new facility which offers better privacy for patients, with eight individual consultation rooms replacing the seven, old curtained cubicles.

January 28, 2012
Leighton Hospital chefs in national cooking final

Leighton Hospital chefs in national cooking final

Leighton Hospital catering staff will compete for national recognition after winning regional heats of a competition. Six chefs from Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) have won places at Hospital Catering Association Hot Cookery competition on March 1.

January 18, 2012
Nantwich residents urged to meet Leighton Hospital chiefs

Nantwich residents urged to meet Leighton Hospital chiefs

Nantwich residents are being urged to attend meetings with Leighton Hospital chiefs. Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is inviting members of the public to the next meeting of the board of directors and the next council of governors meeting.

January 15, 2012
Nantwich Health Centre helps raise £1,000 for Age UK Cheshire

Nantwich Health Centre helps raise £1,000 for Age UK Cheshire

Patrons of Nantwich Health Centre helped raised £1,095 with a series of coffee mornings held at the surgery. Age UK Cheshire was at the health centre on nine dates in December.

January 12, 2012
MP Timpson backs plan for patients to inspect Leighton Hospital

MP Timpson backs plan for patients to inspect Leighton Hospital

Patients at Leighton Hospital will lead teams of inspectors to ensure NHS standards are improved, under new Government plans. Prime Minister David Cameron says their new “patients before paperwork” initiative will cut down on red tape and free up staff.

January 10, 2012
Nantwich respite centre on Queens Drive under threat

Nantwich respite centre on Queens Drive under threat

A Nantwich respite centre providing adult care could still be closed by Cheshire East Council. This is despite people calling for continued respite or short break provision in Crewe and Nantwich under a three-month consultation.

January 4, 2012
Cheshire East Council defends costly social care allegations

Cheshire East Council defends costly social care allegations

Cheshire East Council has defended allegations it charges the highest hourly rate for social care in the UK at £20.34. The authoritycovering Nantwich and Crewe was highlighted in a BBC report comparing cost of caring for the elderly and infirm.

January 2, 2012
More lives saved as Nantwich ambulance response times improve

More lives saved as Nantwich ambulance response times improve

More lives are being saved in and around Nantwich after a campaign to improve ambulance response times in the town. Latest figures show 80% of category A calls are being reached within the eight-minute later – up from just 55% 18 months ago.

December 6, 2011