Health

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
Teddy bear donation for Leighton Hospital children

Teddy bear donation for Leighton Hospital children

Medical and nursing staff at Leighton Hospital have thanked members of a Freemasons group for donating over 10,000 teddy bears for child patients. The bears are given to poorly youngsters to comfort them while being treated at the emergency department at Leighton Hospital.

November 30, 2011
Leighton Hospital plans to cope with November 30 strike action

Leighton Hospital plans to cope with November 30 strike action

Leighton Hospital bosses are urging Nantwich residents to help them cope with the national strike action. Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust say they are working on plans to limit disruption by industrial action on November 30.

November 28, 2011
Dementia carers in Nantwich toast health scheme’s birthday

Dementia carers in Nantwich toast health scheme’s birthday

Carers of dementia sufferers in Crewe and Nantwich are celebrating the first year of a new help scheme. DemenShare.com was launched to help people with dementia and their carers to meet online and share experiences.

November 15, 2011
Leighton Hospital given bowel cancer equipment boost

Leighton Hospital given bowel cancer equipment boost

Nantwich patients are to benefit from new bowel cancer equipment, thanks to a donation to Leighton Hospital. Dane Lodge in Middlewich has raised  money for the hospital after members benefitted from treatment there.

November 9, 2011
Richmond Village Nantwich hosts Soldiers’ Charity event

Richmond Village Nantwich hosts Soldiers’ Charity event

Richmond Village Nantwich hosted a black tie benefit ball in aid of the ABF The Soldiers Charity. Around 75 guests enjoyed the event, including Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs (pictured, left), Nantwich MP Edward Timpson and Deputy Mayor of Nantwich Graham Fenton.

November 2, 2011
Hospital Trust stages service to celebrate lives of children

Hospital Trust stages service to celebrate lives of children

A remembrance service will be taking place in South Cheshire in November to celebrate the lives of children and babies. The annual service, organised by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT), is to be held at St Peter’s Church in Minshull Vernon, near Nantwich, on Saturday November 26 at 3pm.

October 24, 2011
Leighton Hospital patients to be quizzed over care quality

Leighton Hospital patients to be quizzed over care quality

Leighton Hospital patients can air their views on the treatment they received as part of a new survey. Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) is randomly selecting patients recently treated at Leighton to take part in a questionnaire from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

October 13, 2011
Richmond Village Nantwich staff scoop awards

Richmond Village Nantwich staff scoop awards

Richmond Village Nantwich is celebrating success in The Great North West Care Awards. Hospitality manager Debbie Mercandelli scooped The Care Home Nutrition and Hydration Award against stiff competition.

October 12, 2011