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News and Events

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

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.

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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Strong performance for East Cheshire NHS Trust in the latest Children and Young People’s Patient Experience Survey

East Cheshire NHS Trust has been rated as ‘better than expected’ for the experiences of children and young people aged eight to 15 in the latest CQC survey published on December 9th 2021. Children and young people in this age group answered positively across the entire survey and placed the Trust above the national average.

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Updated restrictions on visiting at Macclesfield District General Hospital

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Electric car charging points installed at Macclesfield Hospital

As part of a plan to reduce carbon emissions at East Cheshire NHS Trust, four electric car charging points have been installed in the patients and visitors car park which is located by the main entrance of Macclesfield Hospital.

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East Cheshire NHS Trust rolls out the new Cheshire and Merseyside carer’s passport scheme

Building on the success of patient passports which are embedded across the trust to support patients with learning disabilities, autism and dementia, the trust will be rolling out the new Cheshire and Merseyside carers passport scheme to coincide with Carer’s Rights Day on the 25th November 2021.

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East Cheshire cancer care to be provided under one roof

After 18 years of providing cancer support to the population of East Cheshire, the services currently provided at the Macmillan Cancer Resource Centre within Macclesfield Hospital will be delivered from the new Christie at Macclesfield cancer centre from Monday December 13th.

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Macclesfield Hospital nurse prepares to compete in Formula Woman competition

A staff nurse from East Cheshire NHS Trust is balancing routine observations with racing cars as she prepares to compete in this year’s Formula Woman competition to find the 'next female racing driver'.

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East Cheshire NHS Trust Charitable funds committee (ECHO) welcomes the arrival of a new patient minibus

We are pleased to take delivery of this new, custom-built, bespoke patient minibus now on site at Macclesfield Hospital following a successful fundraising campaign to replace the existing rented patient transport vehicle.

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Staff at East Cheshire raise awareness for Organ Donation week

In honour of organ donors, their recipients and those waiting for a lifesaving transplant, this Organ Donation Week (20th to 26th September 2021) staff at East Cheshire came together to participate in the North West Organ Donation ‘Race for Recipients’ challenge to raise awareness of this year’s national ‘Leave them Certain’ campaign.

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Alderley Park mass vaccination centre to be stood down later this month

In line with the national vaccination programme, the trust along with its local partners, has reviewed the requirements for Phase 3 of the Covid-19 Vaccination programme and will be stepping down Alderley Park Mass Vaccination Centre from Tuesday 21st September.

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