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Leighton Hospital patients play key role in COVID-19 research

Leighton Hospital patients play key role in COVID-19 research

Patients at Leighton Hospital who have been treated for COVID-19 are playing a vital role in research into the virus.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is involved in five national and international research studies looking into COVID-19 treatments.

May 20, 2020
Nantwich scientist on COVID-19 testing frontline at Govt mega-lab

Nantwich scientist on COVID-19 testing frontline at Govt mega-lab

A scientist from Nantwich is one of a group of Cancer Research UK volunteers testing thousands of patient samples each day for coronavirus.

Sophie Richardson, 22, is based at the new Lighthouse Lab at Alderley Park in Cheshire, led by Medicines Discovery Catapult.

May 15, 2020
Nantwich firm Direct Access sources millions of PPE items to help care homes

Nantwich firm Direct Access sources millions of PPE items to help care homes

Nantwich firm Direct Access has sourced millions of items of Personal Protective Equipment to help local authorities, care homes and disability organisations fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Steven Mifsud, boss of the disability access consultancy, based at Regents Centre off London Road, says they have used international contacts to bring supplies to the UK.

May 7, 2020
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CEC praises companies helping “shielded” residents during COVID-19 pandemic

Scores of companies which have helped “shielded” Cheshire East residents during the Coronavirus pandemic have been praised by council chiefs.

The NHS identified 1.5 million people most at risk of needing hospital treatment if they catch COVID-19 and who have been asked to stay at home for at least 12 weeks from being notified.

May 2, 2020
Local COVID-19 testing for key workers now at Leighton Hospital

Local COVID-19 testing for key workers now at Leighton Hospital

South Cheshire key workers or members of their household experiencing Coronavirus symptoms can book a Covid-19 test at Leighton Hospital.

Leighton and Countess of Chester Hospital are now running local satellite sites to carry out such tests, administered by Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Groups.

April 29, 2020
Cheshire East funerals adapt to Coronavirus “social distancing” measures

Cheshire East funerals adapt to Coronavirus “social distancing” measures

Cheshire East council says it has implemented new measures set by the new Coronavirus Act to ensure funerals can continue for bereaved families.

April 28, 2020
RSPCA inspectors team up to deliver pet food across South Cheshire during lockdown

RSPCA inspectors team up to deliver pet food across South Cheshire during lockdown

Big-hearted RSPCA inspectors have teamed up with Morrisons depot to deliver dog food to South Cheshire pet owners self-isolating in lockdown.

April 25, 2020
Cheshire health chiefs “humbled” by public response to PPE shortage

Cheshire health chiefs “humbled” by public response to PPE shortage

NHS bosses across Cheshire say they have been “humbled” by the public response to providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline staff dealing with the COVID-19 virus.

They have been flooded with offers of help to supply or make gowns, gloves, visors and masks amid a shortage for hospital and care staff dealing with coronavirus patients.

April 19, 2020
North West Ambulance Service paramedic dies after contracting COVID-19

North West Ambulance Service paramedic dies after contracting COVID-19

A paramedic working for North West Ambulance Service which covers Nantwich, Crewe and surrounding areas, has died from COVID-19.

The service issued a statement announcing the death “of a very dear colleague” after they contracted Coronavirus.

April 19, 2020
Cheshire East COVID-19 business support package 15th largest in England

Cheshire East COVID-19 business support package 15th largest in England

The £90 million emergency business funding from Government to Cheshire East Council was the 15th largest in England, says the authority.

The authority says the amount demonstrates the “significant contribution” local businesses make to the economy.

April 17, 2020
COVID-19 drive through assessment area set up in Nantwich

COVID-19 drive through assessment area set up in Nantwich

Health chiefs have set up a COVID-19 drive through assessment area in Nantwich.

The area has been installed on the Nantwich Civic Hall car park near Church View Health Centre.

April 17, 2020
NHS worker dies of COVID-19 in Leighton Hospital, trust chiefs reveal

NHS worker dies of COVID-19 in Leighton Hospital, trust chiefs reveal

An NHS worker has died of the COVID-19 virus in Leighton Hospital, Mid Cheshire Hospitals chiefs have confirmed.

Brian Darlington, a long-serving porter with Mid Cheshire Hospitals, passed away after testing positive for Coronavirus.

April 16, 2020
Wistaston resident hailed as “community hero” during COVID-19 pandemic

Wistaston resident hailed as “community hero” during COVID-19 pandemic

A Wistaston resident has been hailed by police as a “community hero” for helping so many people during the current COVID-19 lockdown.

Cheshire Police called Nadiah Mckeown a “diamond Wistaston resident” who has helped more than 100 residents across Crewe, Wistaston, Willaston, Nantwich, Shavington.

April 12, 2020