Health

Leighton Hospital ‘coped’ in early winter months, directors told

Leighton Hospital ‘coped’ in early winter months, directors told

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Leighton Hospital’s A&E department has coped with the early winter months better in 2018-19 than last year.

Figures presented to the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust board show 88% of patients were dealt with within the target four hours in November 2018.

January 8, 2019
Race for Life events in Nantwich and Delamere cancelled for 2019

Race for Life events in Nantwich and Delamere cancelled for 2019

Cancer Research UK Race for Life events will not take place at Reaseheath College in Nantwich and Delamere Forest in 2019, organisers have revealed.

They say they are having to reduce the number of the “smaller” events in the county.

December 27, 2018
Film shows Nantwich mum’s fundraising efforts in memory of Elle

Film shows Nantwich mum’s fundraising efforts in memory of Elle

An inspiring film shows how Nantwich mum Becky Whitfield has been raising money for cystic fibrosis sufferers in memory of her daughter Elle.

The 31-year-old has worked tirelessly for the cause since Elle Morris died a few days after Christmas last year.

December 26, 2018
Fears over rising mental health problems among Cheshire Police officers

Fears over rising mental health problems among Cheshire Police officers

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A former Cheshire Police officer has claimed sickness levels will continue to rise in the force after a report found that mental health issues are common.

Bob Fousert and Sally Hardwick, independent members of the police and crime panel, visited the occupational health unit at Cheshire Police’s headquarters in Winsford.

December 19, 2018
Nantwich patient raise £4,000 for Breast Care Unit team

Nantwich patient raise £4,000 for Breast Care Unit team

A Nantwich patient cared for at Crewe’s Leighton Hospital this year, has handed over £4,000 to the Breast Care Unit team.

Barbara Burrows and her husband Nigel held an event at their home, hoping to raise around £1,000 for the unit.

December 18, 2018
Crewe & Nantwich Cancer Research group plea for more volunteers

Crewe & Nantwich Cancer Research group plea for more volunteers

A Crewe & Nantwich fundraising group is appealing for new members to help support the work of Cancer Research UK.

The fundraising group has already raised more than £45,000 in 2018 to help fund its life-saving work.

December 13, 2018
Nantwich methodist swaps gifts for £660 dementia appeal funds

Nantwich methodist swaps gifts for £660 dementia appeal funds

Big-hearted Nantwich methodist Richard Fox swapped his birthday gifts for donations – and raised £660 for the dementia appeal.

Richard, a member of Nantwich Broad Lane Methodist Chapel, decided to ask his friends and family to donate to the “Everybody Knows Somebody – dementia appeal” instead of buying him birthday presents.

December 12, 2018
Extra £2.9 million council funding handed to South Cheshire health services

Extra £2.9 million council funding handed to South Cheshire health services

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councils have handed over £2.9 million to help health services run smoothly in mid and south Cheshire this winter.

NHS Vale Royal and South Cheshire clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), the bodies which buy healthcare in the area, have received the cash as part of a £240 million pot made available by the Government in October for adult social care services.

December 9, 2018
Richmond Village Nantwich rated “outstanding” by CQC inspectors

Richmond Village Nantwich rated “outstanding” by CQC inspectors

Richmond Village retirement centre in Nantwich has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ for its domiciliary care after a visit from regulators, the Care Quality Commission.

The inspection report puts the Richmond Nantwich, which opened in 1996, among the top 3% of home care providers in England.

December 3, 2018
Prostate cancer group raises £2,000 for Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity

Prostate cancer group raises £2,000 for Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity

A prostate cancer group which offers support, awareness and prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing for Crewe and Nantwich men has raised almost £2,000 Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity.

The money has been used to buy three specialised phlebotomy chairs, two for the Phlebotomy Service and one for the Imaging Department at Leighton Hospital.

December 3, 2018
Leighton Hospital bosses fail in £1.4 million A&E funds bid

Leighton Hospital bosses fail in £1.4 million A&E funds bid

By Stephen Topping Leighton Hospital bosses have been unsuccessful in a bid for £1.4 million to help A&E run smoothly this winter.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust wanted to tap into a £145 million pot of money announced by the Government in September to support A&E departments over the winter months.

November 30, 2018
Leighton pancreatic cancer group’s zip wire fundraiser

Leighton pancreatic cancer group’s zip wire fundraiser

Members of Leighton Pancreatic Cancer Support group flew through the air at 100mph on the World’s Fastest Zip Line to take on the disease.

The team of patients, survivors, carers and specialist nurses, timed their challenge to coincide with World Pancreatic Cancer Day and raised over £2,500 for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

November 29, 2018
Elle’s Christmas Party raises £3,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Elle’s Christmas Party raises £3,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Trust

A special “Elle’s Christmas” party in memory of cystic fibrosis sufferer Elle Morris helped raise almost £3,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

The event, in the Nantwich Suite at Rookery Hall & Spa in Nantwich, was heled to remember the life of Nantwich youngster Elle who died aged 11 at Great Ormond Street Hospital in January this year.

November 27, 2018