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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.


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  

Fundraising Mickle Trafford mum nominated for Cheshire Woman of the Year

Louise Purcell has raised funds for the Countess of Chester's Babygrow Appeal

Chester residents join doctors on Countess of Chester Hospital picket-line

Members of the public back junior doctors in their first full walk out in the history of the NHS 

MBNA Marathon sponsorship announcement

MBNA renews Chester Marathon sponsorship

Chester Marathon supports Countess of Chester Hospital's Babygrow Appeal, Claire House Hospice, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, The Chelsea Burley Trust and Rethink Mental Illness

Countess consultant and TV expert Dr Ravi Jayaram backs junior doctors' strike

Dr Ravi Jayaram's article goes viral after being shared 14,000 times

Child mental health is on the right path in West Cheshire a conference in Ellesmere Port was told. A large canvas was also desgined for a local health provider. Pic supplied by NHS

Ellesmere Port hosts child mental health conference

  • NHS

Aim to remove prejudice sometimes attached to mental health

Chester hospital's children at home service petition fight goes on

Campaigners presented their petition to the CCG, 24 hours after funding cuts U-turn

Part of Liverpool Road in Chester to be closed

Road will be closed northbound going out of Chester

Chester children's hospital service campaigners celebrate as funding cuts are suspended

Thousands of people were against the CCG cuts to the 'vital' children at home service


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