The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded district general hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 63 bedded rehabilitation and Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital. The Trust has almost 4,000 staff and provides a range of medical services to more than 445,000 patients per year from an area covering Western Cheshire, Ellesmere Port, Neston and North Wales.
The Trust employs over 3,600 whole time equivalent staff and provides acute emergency and elective services, primary care direct access services and obstetric services to a population of approximately 264,000 residents mainly in Chester and surrounding rural areas, Ellesmere Port and Neston as well as patients from the Deeside area of Flintshire which has a population of approximately 152,000. There are more than 500,000 patient attendances at the hospital every year, ranging from a simple outpatient appointment to major cancer surgery.
The Countess is the main Trust serving West Cheshire and provides services to Welsh patients covered by Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board. Welsh Patients represent approximately one fifth of the Trust’s workload.
The Countess of Chester Hospital has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality patient care and is nationally accredited at the highest levels in many areas, in particular those relating to clinical outcomes and patient safety.
The Trust’s main aim is to be the preferred hospital of choice for its traditional community, and a preferred hospital of choice for patients from a wider area, and to continue to provide a comprehensive, high quality, and accessible range of emergency and elective services. Patients must be assured that they will receive their care as rapidly as possible in a first-class environment, be treated with courtesy and dignity, and be confident that the outcome of their clinical care will be of the highest standards and safety.