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.


Kitchen chores become outdoor play in Upton

Outdoor kitchen at Mill View Primary supported by Sanctuary Care

Junior doctors' strike at Countess of Chester: What you need to know

Emergency care unaffected during walkout on February 10

Cheshire charity donations - a round up from Chester and surrounding areas

Book club event, family fundraiser and National Autistic Society donation

Will University of Chester open medical school at West Cheshire College campus?

There are rumours the university wants to convert the college's Handbridge campus for new undergraduate school

Chester Crown Court - Court 2 Students from Chester Law College are holding a mock trial with Chester Trading Standards defending and Judge Elgan Edwards presiding.

Judge Elgan Edwards: Tributes pour in to a 'great man' who will be sadly missed

Recorder of Chester was one of our 'fairest and finest judges', colleagues say

Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester

How many people fail to attend hospital appointments in Cheshire?

Figures released by NHS England show more and more people are missing appointments

Chester jazz guitarist Frank Jeffes has died aged 93:

Chester jazz musician Frank Jeffes dies at 93

Guitarist was a member of the Dennis Williams Quintet

Countess of Chester Hospital

Countess of Chester Hospital cafés could see sugar tax introduced

NHS England boss has pledged to roll out a levy on sugary foods by 2020

Chester public vow to give soldier the fitting send-off he deserves

Heartwarming response to appeal to say goodbye to former Cheshire Regiment man Alfie

Little Sutton grandmother raises money for Countess of Chester Hospital

Mad Hatters Tea Party birthday celebration raises £3,000

Chester funeral directors appeal for public to pay respects to former soldier

Alan Foster, known as 'Alfie', passed away recently with few friends or family

Striking Countess of Chester junior doctors say new contracts will put patients at risk

Junior doctors take part in the first of a series of 24-hour strikes

Talented Chester jockey turned artist will be remembered this week

Funeral taking place on Thursday for well known local character Geoff Price

Emma Stokes and boyfriend Chris Weir on their last holiday

Boyfriend proposes to anorexic Chester dance teacher in list of reasons to beat illness

Brave Emma Stokes from Huntington is now sharing her story to raise awareness of eating disorders


Emergency care at Countess of Chester unaffected by junior doctors' strike

But some outpatient appointments and operations will be cancelled because of walkout on January 12

The Countess of Chester Hospital

Countess of Chester Hospital services 'extremely busy'

Hospital boss says staff are working as hard as they can

Sad goodbye to Helsby High student Alex Tattersall at packed funeral

Popular teenager described as 'loving and lovable'

Your reactions to Countess formula milk decision at maternity unit

A varied debate ensues on social media following announcement at beginning of year

Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester

Countess of Chester Hospital maternity shake-up means new mums will have to provide own formula milk

Move is part of a drive to encourage and support mums to breastfeed their babies

Funeral of tragic Helsby High teenager taking place on Monday

Helsby High School Sixth Form will be closed so friends can say goodbye to Alexandra Tattersall


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