Face Masks - March 2023
Due to the continued decrease of COVID – 19 in the community, from Monday 13th March 2023 the requirement for staff, patients and visitors to wear face masks will change whilst on the hospital site.
Health and care staff, inpatients and visitors to the hospital will no longer be required to wear face masks in non – clinical areas of the hospital such as the main hospital street / corridors, the restaurant, RVS and in waiting areas.
Whilst this is the case, the use of face masks still applies where applicable in clinical areas.
Please visit gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest government information about COVID-19.
Hospital bosses at East Cheshire NHS Trust urge emergency-only visits to A&E during Junior Doctor strikes
Hospital bosses at East Cheshire NHS Trust are urging their local residents to only visit A&E in an emergency whilst the Junior Doctor strikes take place in early April.
East Cheshire and Stockport NHS are collaborating on a Sustainable Services Survey to understand how specialties in health and care services can be improved.
Care in the community
We provide safe, effective and personal care to our patients. We are a community and acute trust serving a large population and our vision is to ensure our patients receive the best care in the right place.
We have over 2,500 staff who work across our community settings and our three hospital sites.
With the support of NHS England and NHS Improvement we are now offering video consultations to some of our patients. This forms part of our response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The decision to offer this type of appointment will be made by a medical professional depending on your individual care needs.
Video consultations are easy to use and are often more convenient – saving you time and money. NHS Attend Anywhere is a secure web-based platform for patients with pre-arranged video consultation appointments.Click here to find out more
Our aim is to provide as much care out of hospital as possible, designing and improving services that build on work already happening in community and practice settings. Consultant-led outpatient services and therapy services are provided in a range of community settings across our local footprint.
The Care Community staff ensure your voice is heard, which keeps you in control when decisions are made about your health and wellbeing.
Although we try very hard to give you the very best service, unfortunately we may not always get it right and occasionally misunderstandings do occur. If this happens we would like to know.
It is your right to have your complaint investigated and to receive a prompt and full reply from the Chief Executive.
It may help to talk to somebody straight away if you are not happy or think that something is wrong. The quickest way to sort things out is to speak to the person in charge of the ward, clinic or service you are using at the time, or contact the Customer Care Service. They will provide a confidential listening service for patients and carers who wish to comment on any aspect of our serviceCustomer Care
At East Cheshire NHS Trust we are committed to providing the best quality integrated care to our patients. To achieve this aim we need highly motivated staff who are united by common values and behaviours.
We believe our workforce is our greatest asset and we actively support our staff to develop their capabilities to the full, with a variety of learning and development opportunities.Vacancies
We’re creating a new electronic patient record that will bring huge benefits for the communities we serve and our staff.
The innovative Digital Clinical System (DCS) is a major joint project between East Cheshire NHS Trust and Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.Find out more about our DCS