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Countess of Chester Hospital

The Countess of Chester is the main NHS hospital for the Chester area with 625 beds. It was officially opened as such on May 30, 1984, but the accident and emergency wards were open from 1983, and a hospital has existed on site since 1829.


Incredible show of support for Erin Cross from Chester community

People in the area have taken the little girl to their hearts with hundreds of fundraising events

Chester children's hospital care at home service has been saved

The future of the 'vital' service had been in doubt

Westminster Park Community Centre darts team - Richard Argyle, Dave Roberts, Carol Wright, Jamie Holmes and Rebecca Box

Darts teams' fundraising efforts are on target

Cash raised for Countess of Chester Hospital

Does this childen's comforter look familiar?

Can you help us find this toy rabbit's owner?

Comforter found in the Countess of Chester Hospital's main entrance

The Bishop of Chester Dr Peter Forster and Pat Daniels of the Chester Childbirth Appeal attend the unveiling of a plaque recording the names of fundraisers for the Comfort Zone/sensory garden at the Women and Children's Unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital

Chester Childbirth Appeal marks 25 wonderful years

Good cause founded by retired midwife

Nicky Young, Mike Henshall and staff nurse Abigail Jeffels

Volunteer's diamond challenge for Countess of Chester Hospital

DofE volunteer knits baby hats for neonatal unit

Chester junior doctors to attend roadshow about proposed deal on new contracts

Fact-finding events taking place across England before membership asked to vote on new package

Staff at the M&S store at Cheshire Oaks have raised £16,000 for the Countess of Chester Babygrow appeal

Cheshire Oaks store brings in £16,000 for hospital appeal

Countess charity has touched many employees' hearts

Ellesmere Port cancer volunteer Sue Yates

Ellesmere Port cancer volunteer receives award

Outstanding ability to recognise people's needs

Were Countess of Chester Hospital operations cancelled because of junior doctors' strike?

A total of 162 last-minute cancellations registered at Countess between January to March

Chester MP says NHS underfunded as Countess reveals near £11m debt

Countess of Chester Hospital has plans in place to tackle overspend

Chester police appeal after man found injured in the street

Man required hospital treatment for bruising that is currently unexplained 

Runners make their way up Northgate Street for the Chester Half Marathon on Sunday, May 15
Paul Edwards at Blair Atholl

Former Chester surgeon has pedal power for charity challenge

Paul Edwards raises cash for Children’s Cancer Support Group and Crisis

Baby Charlie is first born at new Countess of Chester Hospital facility

New high risk labour and delivery room has just opened

Countess of Chester Hospital no longer offering surgery for obesity

Countess says three-year contract for regional bariatric services has expired

Lawyers, office staff and friends and family from SAS Daniels took part in a onesie walk to raise money for the Babygrow Appeal

Chester law firm takes baby steps for Countess of Chester Babygrow Appeal

SAS Daniels staff raise cash for the Babygrow Appeal

Mollington crash puts two people in hospital

Man had to be freed from his car after accident on Parkgate Road

Chester striking doctors form picket-line choir to sing their song

Tuneful protest song is viewed nearly 2,500 times on You Tube

Striking doctors at Countess of Chester Hospital insist patients are safe

Safety measures in place to ensure nobody suffers despite withdrawal of emergency cover  


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