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News and Events

Welcome to our News and Events page.

Here you can read all the news from East Cheshire NHS Trust and find out about the events we run and how you can get involved.

Trusts unveil innovative electronic patient record plan

Two NHS trusts today revealed plans to create a joint electronic patient record system to improve healthcare for people in Cheshire and beyond.

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East Cheshire NHS Trust appoints new Chief Executive

Following an inclusive and thorough, competitive selection process, the trust is delighted to confirm that Ged Murphy, Acting Chief Executive, has been appointed as Chief Executive for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

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East Cheshire NHS Trust invests £7m into energy efficient schemes helping to deliver a greener NHS

East Cheshire NHS Trust has received a £7m grant from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for decarbonising and energy work to be carried out at Macclesfield Hospital.

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East Cheshire NHS Trust celebrates International Nurses Day 2022 as Community Nurse is chosen to be regional Queen’s Nurse

East Cheshire NHS Trust marked International Nurses Day with a host of celebrations across its hospital and community services.

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Media Statement - 21st April 2022

In November 2021, John Wilbraham, CEO of East Cheshire NHS Trust took a period of planned sick leave. Having had time to reflect, John has taken the decision to leave his role as Chief Executive to focus on his continued recovery.

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East Cheshire NHS Trust signs Armed Forces Covenant pledge in support of armed forces community

East Cheshire NHS Trust is proud to support the armed forces community and is pleased to announce its recent signing of the Armed Forces Covenant.

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Special tree planting ceremony at Congleton War Memorial Hospital

A special tree planting ceremony has taken place at Congleton War Memorial Hospital, which is part of East Cheshire NHS Trust.

Three flowering Cherry Trees were planted in the grounds of the hospital which will form part of the UK-wide Queen’s Green Canopy to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. Congleton Town Council is planting 70 flowering Cherry Trees – one for each year of the Queen’s reign – which are being planted across the town by the voluntary group ‘Trees for Congleton.’

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Commemorative Tree Planting Ceremony

A commemorative tree has been planted in the grounds of Macclesfield Hospital as a special gift from Macclesfield Town Council to say thank you for the trust's hard work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Maternity Services at East Cheshire NHS Trust - 7th March 2022

Maternity Services at East Cheshire NHS Trust - 7th March 2022

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Have Your Say about Your Local Health Services

East Cheshire NHS Trust and Stockport NHS Foundation Trust are working alongside the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Cheshire and Stockport to understand how some health and care services could be improved and sustained in the future.

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East Cheshire Staff Nurse ‘in the driving seat’ for prestigious Formula Woman competition

East Cheshire NHS Trust staff nurse, Tara Richardson has taken things up a gear after being selected as a finalist in the prestigious Formula Woman competition.

Tara, who works on a cardiology ward at Macclesfield Hospital faced strong competition to secure her position, beating more than 800 applicants from 28 different countries to make it through to the final 50.

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Thank you to 1st Battalion Scots Guards

As part of the Greater Manchester response to the national Level 4 Covid-19 alert, the trust has benefitted from the support of 11 military personnel from the 1st Battalion Scots Guards this week. To assist staff with front line services, the soldiers have been undertaking a range of duties including collection of medication and equipment, transporting patients, helping at patient mealtimes, administrative tasks, talking to patients, answering ward telephones and making staff drinks.

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