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Leighton Hospital welcome third MRI scanner

Leighton Hospital welcome third MRI scanner

By Stephen Topping
Leighton Hospital bosses have welcomed a third MRI scanner.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital in Crewe, has spent more than £1.1 million on leasing and installing the new scanner.

August 15, 2019
Nurse recruitment drive in Cheshire hires 40 new staff

Nurse recruitment drive in Cheshire hires 40 new staff

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A much-needed recruitment drive for new nurses in Cheshire is beginning to bear fruit.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is expecting to have welcomed 40 nurses from India by the end of the year – more than double the number it previously expected to hire.

August 6, 2019
Cheshire NHS diabetes team wins achievement award

Cheshire NHS diabetes team wins achievement award

A Cheshire NHS team that supports Crewe and Nantwich people with diabetes has won an award following a round of public nominations.

Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership’s (CCICP) Diabetes Specialist Team is one of 12 winners of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Celebration of Achievement awards.

July 28, 2019
Mid Cheshire Hospitals to bring in 20 new nurses from abroad

Mid Cheshire Hospitals to bring in 20 new nurses from abroad

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Hospital bosses in South Cheshire hope to have more than 20 new nurses recruited from abroad by October to help meet demand and cut costs.

Directors at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – which runs Leighton Hospital in Crewe – gave the go-ahead to work with an international nursing recruitment agency for around £425,000 at March’s board meeting.

June 4, 2019
Leighton Hospital to fund seven-day therapy service

Leighton Hospital to fund seven-day therapy service

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Leighton Hospital chiefs have given the green light to fund a seven-day therapy service to support vulnerable patients who have attended A&E.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital serving Nantwich and Crewe residents, previously ran a pilot scheme for a five-day emergency care therapy service.

June 4, 2019
Leighton Hospital cancer unit earns Christie “mark of approval”

Leighton Hospital cancer unit earns Christie “mark of approval”

Leighton Hospital has received a “mark of approval” for treating patients with cancer.

The Macmillan Cancer Unit at the Crewe hospital run by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has become the 10th in the North to be awarded The Christie *Quality Mark.

April 16, 2019
NHS Trust appoints new chief executive for Leighton Hospital

NHS Trust appoints new chief executive for Leighton Hospital

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed James Sumner as its new chief executive.

Mr Sumner has more than 20 years of experience in the NHS and is currently chief accountable officer at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

April 9, 2019
Mid Cheshire Hospital trust chiefs launch new recruitment drive abroad

Mid Cheshire Hospital trust chiefs launch new recruitment drive abroad

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Leighton Hospital bosses hope a fresh drive to hire nurses from abroad will help cut spending on agency staff.

Directors at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust gave their backing for plans to embark on an international recruitment programme.

March 6, 2019
Mid Cheshire Hospitals bids to take over South Cheshire Private Hospital

Mid Cheshire Hospitals bids to take over South Cheshire Private Hospital

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital, is bidding to take over South Cheshire Private Hospital.

The private hospital, in the grounds of Leighton, is currently run by BMI Healthcare.

February 20, 2019
Agency staff increases Leighton Hospital pay by nearly £2 million

Agency staff increases Leighton Hospital pay by nearly £2 million

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The need for agency staff has contributed to Leighton Hospital bosses forking out almost £2 million more on pay than they expected so far this year.

Directors at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which also runs Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst in Winsford, were given the trust’s latest financial figures 2018-19 at a meeting this week.

January 9, 2019
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
Leighton Hospital introduces pioneering cataracts surgery

Leighton Hospital introduces pioneering cataracts surgery

Leighton Hospital has introduced pioneering surgery that allows patients with cataracts in both eyes to have them operated on at the same time.

Traditionally, patients with bilateral cataracts have surgery on one eye before returning weeks later for the second eye to be operated on.

November 2, 2018
South Cheshire nurses and therapists praised for ‘rapid response’ service

South Cheshire nurses and therapists praised for ‘rapid response’ service

By Stephen Topping
Nurses and therapists are being praised after caring for thousands of housebound patients out of hospital in the first year of a new scheme.

The advanced community practitioner (ACP) rapid response service has been run as an alternative to hospital admission across mid and south Cheshire since October 2017, following a trial in Crewe last summer.

October 8, 2018