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Bridgewater’s NHS Awards celebrates its healthcare heroes

Staff Awards 2017 Winners

Bridgewater held its annual staff awards yesterday (Monday 18 September) at Haydock Park Racecourse to applaud the tremendous achievements of its hard working staff over the past 12 months. 21 September 2017Continue reading →


Prestigious Queen’s Nurse Title set to be awarded to two Wigan Nurses

Fiona Bremner and Anne Finney

Bridgewater nurses Anne Finney and Fiona Bremner are celebrating after learning they will receive the esteemed Queen’s Nurse Title.
15 September 2017Continue reading →


Wigan Health Visitors set to hold organised walk to raise awareness of maternal mental health

Out of the Blue Walk

Health visitors are hosting an organised walk for local families at 10am on Friday 8 September from Hindley Children’s Centre. 4 September 2017Continue reading →


Bridgewater supports fully integrated Child Protection Information Sharing pilot

Staff in Bridgewater’s Leigh Walk-in Centre and IT teams have led the way in piloting a new system which supports sharing of child protection and safeguarding information.
4 September 2017Continue reading →


Bridgewater celebrates positive patient satisfaction results

99% of our patients were satisfied or very satisfied

North West patients have applauded local services delivered by Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in a recent NHS survey.
9 August 2017Continue reading →


Halton’s Infant Feeding Clinic marks its first six months with celebration event

Halton’s Infant Feeding Clinic marks its first six months with celebration event

Families who have been helped by Halton’s Infant Feeding Clinic got together at a celebration event recently (Friday 30 June) at Kingsway Children’s Centre.
14 July 2017Continue reading →


Accessing GP services out of hours in the Wigan borough

Dr Tchikhiaeva, Nurse Siobhan Lyons and Dr Agarwala from the Service

Article by By Nicky Roberts, Deputy Clinical Manager from Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s GP Out of Hours service.
14 July 2017Continue reading →


Halton midwives, family nurses and health visitors celebrated at national Infant Mental Health Awards

Halton midwives, family nurses and health visitors

Halton’s Health in Early Years Group, which consists of staff from Bridgewater, Halton Borough Council and Halton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is celebrating after winning a prestigious national PIPUK (Parent Infant Partnership) Infant Mental Health award. 7 July 2017Continue reading →


Halton midwives receive £25,000 for further specialist training

Midwifery Services

Bridgewater’s Halton Midwifery Service has received £25,000 from Health Education England’s (HEE) £8 million Maternity Safety Training Fund programme.
29 June 2017Continue reading →


Widnes Vikings tackle NHS pressures with unique campaign

Widnes Vikings tackle NHS pressures with unique campaign

Players and coaches from the Super League rugby league club Widnes Vikings are leading a pioneering new campaign to reduce pressure on the NHS.
15 June 2017Continue reading →


Come and join the big conversation about health services

Join Bridgewater’s Big Conversation and help shape our future!

North West residents are invited to join in conversations about how NHS community health services could be provided in the future. 13 June 2017Continue reading →


New healthcare partnership for prisons in Leyland

NHS

Healthcare services at HMP Garth and HMP Wymott are now provided by a new partnership of NHS Trusts. 31 May 2017Continue reading →


Have your say on community health and wellbeing services for children in the Wigan borough

Have your say on community health and wellbeing services for children

How and where families and young people see their health visitor or school nurse are among the questions residents are being asked as part of a programme to develop services in the borough. 30 May 2017Continue reading →


Warrington’s 0–19 Integrated Service supports National Smile Month

National Smile MonthWarrington’s 0–19 integrated service will be taking part in National Smile Month from 15 May to 15 June to raise awareness of the importance of good oral health.
19 May 2017Continue reading →


Time for Me – supporting Warrington mums through postnatal depression

Time for Me - supporting Warrington mums through postnatal depression

Warrington mums are being helped to tackle postnatal depression through a creative group run by Bridgewater and commissioned by NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group. 18 May 2017… Continue reading →


Looking after the health of your bones in the Wigan Borough

Looking after the health of your bones in the Wigan Borough

Are you over 50? Have you recently broken a bone or had a fall? Did you know you could be at risk of Osteoporosis? If you live in Wigan borough, Bridgewater’s Falls Prevention and Fracture Liaison Service is on hand to help anyone who has had a fall or fracture and at risk of Osteoporosis. 18 May 2017… Continue reading →


Halebank Access Centre consultation outcome

Halebank Access Centre consultation outcome

Thank you to those people who responded to the consultation on proposals to make changes to health services provided at Halebank Access Centre, Widnes.
31 March 2017… Continue reading →


Bridgewater responds to NHS Improvement announcement on the future of community healthcare services in Liverpool

A response to the decision issued by NHS Improvement today regarding the Liverpool community services transaction, from Colin Scales, Chief Executive of Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. 30 March 2017… Continue reading →


Halton and St Helens Continence Team win prestigious national award for second year running

Halton and St Helens Continence Team win prestigious national award for second year running

Halton and St Helens Paediatric Continence Team has been named British Journal of Nursing (BJN) Continence Nurses of the Year for the second time.
30 March 2017… Continue reading →


Bridgewater celebrated for its outstanding commitment to the environment

Bridgewater celebrated for its outstanding commitment to the environment

Bridgewater has received official recognition for its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and energy consumption as well as recycling waste.
21 March 2017… Continue reading →


Children and Young People’s services in Oldham receive Unicef Baby Friendly Award

Services in Oldham receive Unicef Baby Friendly Award

Right Start Oldham has received international recognition from Unicef (United Nation’s Children’s Fund) by receiving the Baby Friendly Award for their work to increase breastfeeding rates and improve care for mothers.
14 March 2017… Continue reading →


Proposals to relocate health services from Halebank

NHS

Bridgewater has reached the end of the lease for the Halebank Access Centre, Widnes and is using this as an opportunity to review the services provided from this venue.
3 March 2017… Continue reading →


Bridgewater supports new North West campaign to help ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’

Keep Antibiotics Working

Bridgewater is backing a new Public Health England campaign which highlights the dangers of taking antibiotics when you don’t need them.
16 February 2017… Continue reading →


Leigh mum praises help and support she has received from NHS Family Nurse

NHS Family Nurse

NHS Family Nurse Nicola Marsden has been credited with helping to turn the life around of a young mum from Leigh and for helping her to gain a place on a Wigan Council apprenticeship scheme. 9 February 2017… Continue reading →


Bridgewater responds to pause in Liverpool community services transaction

Liverpool

In response to the press information issued by NHS Improvement today (7th Feb 2017) regards a pause to the Liverpool Community Services transaction.
8 February 2017… Continue reading →


Bridgewater welcomes CQC report and outlines improvements already made to services

CQC Icons

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has welcomed the publication of its Care Quality Commission report and outlined improvements made by staff to strengthen services since the inspection eight months ago.
6 February 2017… Continue reading →


Bridgewater helps to ease pressures on busy local hospitals

widneswalkincentre

During 2016, Bridgewater’s Urgent Care Centre in Widnes and NHS Walk-in Centres in Leigh and St Helens helped alleviate some of the strain on local hospitals by assessing and treating a total of 174,176 patients. 19 January 2017… Continue reading →


Bridgewater invests in Halton midwifery staff to help provide the best possible care

Bridgewater invests in Halton midwifery staff

Bridgewater is working with the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) to improve the support available for its midwives and maternity colleagues in Halton.
16 December 2016… Continue reading →


Local NHS Team wins prestigious Greater Manchester Clinical Research Award

Local NHS Team wins prestigious Greater Manchester Clinical Research Award

Bridgewater’s Equality and Diversity Team has been named a winner at The Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards 2016. 2 December 2016… Continue reading →


Digital innovation in health sector scoops national award

NHS

The innovative use of digital technology to improve health and social care services in Wigan Borough has scooped a national award. 1 December 2016… Continue reading →


Pioneering health and social care partnership will lead to ‘healthier future for Liverpool’

Liverpool Community Health

A pioneering partnership between Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool City Council and Liverpool General Practice Provider Organisation will become responsible for a range of community health, as well as some social care, services across Liverpool from April next year. 24 November 2016… Continue reading →


Stars show their support for Warrington Health Visitors

Helen Skelton Ashton Sims I love my health visitor

Television Presenter Helen Skelton and Warrington Wolves Player Ashton Sims are supporting a new local ‘I love my health visitor…’ campaign.
11 November 2016… Continue reading →


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