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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.


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

Gibfest is a fundraiser for Countess of Chester Hospital

Annual event in honour of friend David Venables

Chester Childbirth Appeal family fun day

Event to celebrate a quarter of a century of fundraising

Chester collision results in cyclist being taken to hospital

Accident involved a cycle and car near city centre

Public Health England which wants to raise public awareness of lung disease

Two hundred West Cheshire people die of lung cancer every year

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Key message to people is: “If you’ve had a cough for three weeks or more, tell your doctor”

Work is ongoing to convert the former Richmond Court old people's home into a 36-bed hostel in Boughton

Hero rescues woman from Chester canal near homeless hostel

Woman jumped into canal after police officers arrived to enforce restraining order

Chester nightclub reopening tonight following police concerns

City nightspot will be up-and-running again after 'stringent measures' were introduced

Farndon crossroads

Three injured in Farndon multi-vehicle crash

Passing off-duty paramedic from London Ambulance Service praised for their support

Chester Parkrun is a runaway success

More than 200 people are joining in with the weekly Saturday fun and fitness event

42nd Street dancers and Tiny Tappers pictured before the show with the Babygrow Appeal banner. Back row left to right Alisha Underwood, Millie Thompson, Bella Parkes Jones, Aurora Navas, Emma O'Donnell, Hannah Mooney Front row left to right Isabelle Jones, Sophia Mangan, Oriana Navas, Amelia Thomas

Family of popular Blacon mum seeking answers to NHS 'failings' over her death

'Popular and outgoing' Grace Mortimer, 32, passed away on March 23

Chester mum urges women to sign up for Race For Life

Chester event is on Sunday, July 17 at Chester Racecourse

An ambulance arrives at Chester Magistrates Court after a man collapsed during the Rosies hearing

Chester court drama as man collapses at Rosies hearing

35-year-old from Upton taken to hospital as nightclub case was being adjourned

Countess of Chester Hospital orders review after mortality rise at baby unit

Very poorly babies are being cared for at neighbouring hospitals while review is carried out

Countess of Chester Hospital Trust rated 'Good' following inspection

But improvements needed in managing emergency cases and end-of-life care

Serious assault at Chester Races puts one person in hospital

The incident happened at the Members Bar during Friday night's race meet

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


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