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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.


Midwives Helen Harrison (left) and Jenny Dallinger with some of the knitted baby hats sent into The Countess of Chester Hospital

Countess of Chester Hospital's appeal for knitted babies' hats draws amazing response

Maternity team has received more than 1,000 hats from kind-hearted members of the public

Pensioner falls on to tracks at Chester station

Man in his 70s had to be rescued after falling between carriages

Elderly pedestrian hurt in Chester collision with bus

Patient taken to hospital by ambulance 

Stephen Crosbie-Fawcett, the tanker driver who tragically died following a collision in Ellesmere Port

Tragic tanker driver who died in Ellesmere Port collision is named

The family of Stephen Crosbie-Fawcett have paid tribute

Scene of the crash near the M53

Ellesmere Port road will remain closed into the night after oil tanker crash

Around 7,000 litres of petrol has leaked on to Oil Sites Road in Ellesmere Port

The North-West Air Ambulance

Ellesmere Port oil tanker crash driver suffers heart attack

Ellesmere Port crash between two oil tankers has closed Oil Sites Road in both directions

Motorcyclist injured in Hoole Road collision

Two-vehicle crash happened outside the Shell garage during rush hour

Kieran Toner will take on an a gruelling Himalayan peak more than four times higher than Ben Nevis to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Chester dad to take on unclimbed Himalayan peak to help find cure for son

Kieran Toner from Chester will take on an a Himalayan peak more than four times higher than Ben Nevis

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 

The Countess of Chester Hospital

Chronicle readers defend Countess of Chester Hospital over missed targets

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

The Countess of Chester Hospital

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


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