Health

Leighton Hospital patients hit by Norovirus bug

Leighton Hospital patients hit by Norovirus bug

A virus sweeping through patients at Leighton Hospital has forced health chiefs to impose visiting restrictions. Nantwich families are being warned to stay away as the Norovirus vomiting and diarrhoea bug spreads.

June 14, 2012
St Luke’s Hospice chief issues stark warning as donations plummet

St Luke’s Hospice chief issues stark warning as donations plummet

Exclusive Hospice chiefs in Cheshire have warned they face future cutbacks if they can’t reverse a dramatic drop in donations. St Luke’s Hospice, which treats patients from Nantwich, Crewe, Audlem, and Alsager, could see a £200,000 shortfall this year.

May 9, 2012
Patient boost as Leighton Hospital made Major Trauma Unit

Patient boost as Leighton Hospital made Major Trauma Unit

Nantwich hospital patients will have access to improved emergency care at Leighton Hospital after the trust was awarded the status of Major Trauma Receiving Unit. University Hospital of North Staffordshire (UHNS) has been designated as the area’s local Major Trauma Centre, and will be supported by Leighton Hospital as a Major Trauma Unit.

May 9, 2012
Patrons attend One in Eleven Appeal official launch

Patrons attend One in Eleven Appeal official launch

More than 130 people turned out to celebrate the official launch of the One in Eleven Appeal. These included patrons of the appeal, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs and MP for Crewe and Nantwich Edward Timpson.

May 4, 2012
South Cheshire NHS workers praised at awards event

South Cheshire NHS workers praised at awards event

South Cheshire NHS staff and volunteers attended an awards evening by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT). The event recognised achievements of individuals and teams across MCHFT, which runs Leighton Hospital.

April 12, 2012
Hospital staff in Nantwich 5km run for One in Eleven Appeal

Hospital staff in Nantwich 5km run for One in Eleven Appeal

Hospital staff clocked up the kilometres – and the pounds – to help raise money for a new neonatal unit for South Cheshire babies. A group of around 30, including staff from Leighton Hospital and family and friends, took part in a 5km run at Barony Park in Nantwich.

April 11, 2012
Crewe & Nantwich Round Table’s £2k boost to One in Eleven Appeal

Crewe & Nantwich Round Table’s £2k boost to One in Eleven Appeal

Crewe and Nantwich Round Table has raised £2,000 for the One in Eleven Appeal to boost neonatal facilities for Cheshire babies. Their efforts will help the Mid Cheshire Hospitals charity towards its £1 million target to create a new neonatal intensive care unit at Leighton Hospital.

April 7, 2012
Barony Park Nantwich fun run for One in Eleven Appeal

Barony Park Nantwich fun run for One in Eleven Appeal

Fund-raisers for the One in Eleven Appeal are to stage a 5km run at the Barony Park in Nantwich this weekend. The Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity appeal aims to raise £1 million for a new neonatal unit at Leighton Hospital.

March 29, 2012
Work starts on upgrade of Leighton Hospital maternity unit

Work starts on upgrade of Leighton Hospital maternity unit

Work is underway to revamp maternity services at Leighton Hospital. It will see a new purpose-built midwife-led unit attached to the main labour ward to provide care for low-risk pregnancies.

March 20, 2012
Reaseheath College worker’s fashion night in granddad’s memory

Reaseheath College worker’s fashion night in granddad’s memory

A Reaseheath College worker is organising a fashion extravaganza to raise awareness of the disease which killed her granddad. Hayley Shatliff-Smith wanted to support the Motor Neurone Disease Association after Terry Shatliff was diagnosed just three days before he died.

March 19, 2012
Leighton Hospital makes Eye Care Centre changes

Leighton Hospital makes Eye Care Centre changes

Nantwich patients will see changes made to the entrance and waiting area of Leighton Hospital’s Eye Care Centre. The Eye Care Centre’s reception will be relocated and merged with the waiting area of the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) department.

March 17, 2012
Nantwich primary pupils enjoy Life Education classroom visit

Nantwich primary pupils enjoy Life Education classroom visit

Nearly 300 Nantwich schoolchildren learnt about the benefits of healthy living when the Life Education mobile classroom rolled into town. The state-of-the-art classroom visited Pear Tree Primary in Stapeley and St Oswald’s CE primary in Worleston.

March 9, 2012
MRSA cases reduced at Leighton Hospital, say Trust chiefs

MRSA cases reduced at Leighton Hospital, say Trust chiefs

Leighton Hospital bosses have managed a two-year period free from MRSA bacteraemia (bloodstream infections) cases. Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) reached the landmark in February 2012.

March 5, 2012