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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.


Miles Negus was left in a critical condition and was kept alive by a machine at the Countess of Chester Hospital after contracting a serious case of the flu virus.

Chester dad who almost died from flu urges others to have life-saving jab

Miles Negus was left in a critical condition and put into an induced coma after contracting a serious case of the flu virus 

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Chronicle readers defend Countess of Chester Hospital over missed targets

News that the Countess has been unable to meet NHS targets has sparked debate

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Countess of Chester Hospital patients wait too long for treatment

Data from NHS England shows the hospital has been unable to meet targets

Chester MP vows to fight any potential closure of Countess of Chester Hospital

Proposals mooted to close Arrowe Park, Clatterbridge and Countess hospitals and build new unit in Ellesmere Port

Chester ducks all in a row to back neonatal unit appeal

(Apart from corporate ducks who paddled off in wrong direction due to blustery conditions)

Paul Holding with the stroke unit team at the Countess of Chester Hospital Paul (centre).
(left to right): Lawrence Holland, Sarah Riley, Callum Skillen, Kathryn Conway, Jennifer OShaughnessey and Hannah Laurence

Ellesmere Port dad who suffered two strokes takes on charity walk after daughter's wedding joy

Paul Holding will take part in the Walk for Wards at The Countess of Chester Country Park next month

Countess of Chester Health Park gets £14m child and adolescent mental health unit

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New unit aims to be safe, person-centred and effective

BIDuckasaurus who is CH1ChesterBIDs entry into this years corporate duck race on the River Dee on September 24

Dino duck fits the bill for CH1ChesterBID

CH1ChesterBID release images of their dinosaur-inspired entrant for Duck Race

Salisbury Avenue in Saltney, where a child was killed by a falling fireplace

Toddler from Saltney dies in fireplace tragedy

Police and paramedics called to house in Salisbury Avenue this morning

Your Champions: Louise Purcell nominated for tireless Countess fundraising

Mum-of-three was inspired to thank the hospital which cared for her premature daughter

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Arrest after Blacon man suffers broken jaw in attack

Police are appealing for witnesses

Junior doctors to strike again at Countess of Chester Hospital

National dispute rumbles on over imposition of new contracts by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Countess of Chester Hospital volunteers feature in photography exhibition

Hospital proud of representation in 1,001 Faces of Volunteering display

The Countess of Chester Hospital have have signed the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Caring for You charter

Countess of Chester maternity services sign up to Caring for You charter

NHS Foundation Trust have signed Royal College of Midwives charter

Countess of Chester Hospital offers tips on how to exercise at your desk

Hospital physio describes series of workouts you can do every day in the office

Chester healthcare agency staff raise more than £8,000 for charity

Babygrow Appeal and Claire House among those to benefit from Jane Lewis activities

Chester art gallery exhibition celebrates volunteering

1001 Faces of Volunteering can be seen at Chester Art Centre until September 2

A norovirus outbreak has led to restricted visiting at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

Scientist sacked from Countess for incompetence suspended for year

Karen Collister botched blood tests and copied her colleague's work

Incredible story behind Frodsham ultra marathon runner's road to recovery

Chris Baynham-Hughes taking on gruelling two-part challenge for charity


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