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Urgent Treatment Centre new name for St Helens Walk-in-Centre

Urgent Treatment Centre St Helens

The walk-in centre in St Helens has been renamed in an effort to make things simpler for people living in the area.. 13 December 2018Continue reading →


NHS Service introduces Nordic walking to benefit Parkinson’s patients

Nordic Walking group

A Nordic walking programme is being used by Warrington Community Neurosciences team to support patients with Parkinson’s. 26 November 2018Continue reading →


Warrington NHS Rehab Team announced as award finalist for pioneering stroke research

Warrington NHS Rehab Team

Warrington’s Community Neurosciences Team has been announced as a finalist in The Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards 2018 for its participation in a national four year Stroke study. 22 November 2018Continue reading →


Supporting young families in Wigan Borough with our Family Nurse Partnership Team

FNP Jodie and Frankie-Joe

Over the past 10 years, The Family Nurse Partnership, which is run by Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, has supported hundreds of vulnerable first time young mothers in the borough. 1 November 2018Continue reading →


Inspirational NHS heroes celebrated at Trust Awards

Bridgewater staff awards 2018

The achievements of community healthcare staff were commended at Bridgewater’s Annual Staff Awards on Thursday 20 September at Haydock Park Racecourse.
28 September 2018Continue reading →


Grappenhall District Nurses receive generous donation in memory of a local mum

Grappenhall District Nurses receive generous donation in memory of a local mum

District Nurses received a special thank you for the end of life care they provided to a Warrington mum on 11 September at Grappenhall Clinic.
27 September 2018Continue reading →


Innovative trial sees cardiology patient receiving specialist drug treatment at home

Josephine Creaghan and Rebecca Redfern

Warrington’s Community Intravenous Therapy (IV) Service has set up an innovative new trial with a hospital Cardiologist. 11 September 2018Continue reading →


NHS Driving Assessment Centre celebrates keeping people safe on the roads for 25 years

NHS Driving Assessment Centre celebrates keeping people safe on the roads for 25 years

NHS staff, former clients and representatives from the Department of Transport and Driving Mobility came together in Haydock on 8 May to celebrate The North West Driving Assessment Centre’s 25th anniversary. 11 May 2018Continue reading →


Warrington-based nurse announced as a national NHS flu award finalist

Janet Rawlings - NHS Flu Fighter

A nurse based at Spencer House in Birchwood has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of her work on a local flu campaign.
23 April 2018Continue reading →


We are seeking to appoint a non-executive Chair

Bridgewater logo

We are seeking to appoint a non-executive Chair, to lead our Board and Council of Governors, to succeed the current Chair who retires at the end of June.
23 April 2018Continue reading →


Greater Manchester to help beat kidney disease

Greater Manchester to help beat kidney disease

An NHS-supported scheme is expanding to make it easier than ever for people with kidney disease living in Greater Manchester to take part in health research.
13 March 2018Continue reading →


Our new Responding to Death Policy

Responding to Death Policy iconWhilst our staff work tirelessly to deliver safe, high quality healthcare, it is important that we continuously provide clear direction and guidance to ensure a coordinated approach to identifying, review and responding to death of all patients who die under our management or care. 13 March 2018Continue reading →


National award nominations for Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s unsung heroes

EPR team

Bridgewater is celebrating after three members of non-clinical staff and an IT team have been named as finalists at the forthcoming prestigious national Unsung Hero Awards.
16 February 2018Continue reading →


St Helens NHS Walk-in Centre encourages local people to ‘examine their options’ before seeking treatment

St Helens NHS Walk-in Centre encourages local people to ‘examine their options’ before seeking treatment

During 2017, St Helens NHS Walk-in Centre and Minor Injuries Unit saw over 52,000 patients helping to relieve the pressures on local hospitals.
10 February 2018Continue reading →


Lofty the Lion celebrates the launch of ‘The Daily Mile’ in Bolton primary school

Lofty the Lion celebrates the launch of ‘The Daily Mile’ in Bolton

Bolton Wanderers’ mascot Lofty the Lion visited Moorgate Primary School on Wednesday 24 January to join teachers, pupils and Bolton’s Family Healthy Lifestyles Team to launch ‘The Daily Mile’ initiative at the school.
2 February 2018Continue reading →


CONNECT launch event for young people

Connect Card

CONNECT – the youth advice service – is holding a launch event on Wednesday January 31 following major investment in the service.
29 January 2018Continue reading →


Wigan school pupil celebrates prize draw win after contributing ideas on improving local healthcare

Wigan school pupil celebrates prize draw win

Staff from Bridgewater vaccinated a total of 42 homeless and vulnerable people in Wigan borough during December. 18 January 2018Continue reading →


NHS Trust vaccinates 42 homeless people in Wigan and Leigh against the flu

NHS Trust vaccinates 42 homeless people in Wigan and Leigh against the flu

Staff from Bridgewater vaccinated a total of 42 homeless and vulnerable people in Wigan borough during December. 18 January 2018Continue reading →


CuddleCot donation will help bereaved Halton parents to grieve

CuddleCot donation will help bereaved Halton parents to grieve

Bereaved parents at Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity), who support groups across the North West of England, have joined forces to provide funds to buy a CuddleCot for Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
11 January 2018Continue reading →


NHS Service celebrates six years of supporting young local families in Wigan and Leigh

NHS Service celebrates six years of supporting young local families in Wigan and Leigh

A celebration event to mark six years of Wigan borough’s Family Nurse Partnership, which has supported over 100 first time teenage parents, was held on Wednesday 13 December at The Start Well Centre in Ince. 19 December 2017Continue reading →


Wigan and Leigh parents reminded to take up the offer of a two year old review to check their child’s health, growth and development

Julie Townsonmillicent

The Health Visiting Service in Wigan and Leigh, which is provided by Bridgewater, is encouraging local parents to take up the offer of the two year old review which is offered to all children. 19 December 2017Continue reading →


Family Nurse Partnership celebrates three years of supporting young local families in Halton

FNP celebration

An NHS Service which supports local first time teenage parents celebrated its third anniversary on 24 October with events at both Kingsway Children’s Centre in Widnes and Halton Lodge Children’s Centre in Runcorn. 13 November 2017Continue reading →


Warrington’s Centre for Sexual Health announced as a finalist in 2017 National Institute for Health Research Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards

Warrington’s Centre for Sexual Health announced as a finalist

Warrington’s Centre for Sexual Health has been nominated for a prestigious regional award following its major involvement in a national research project promoting safer sex and regular testing to young people via text message.
1 November 2017Continue reading →


Warrington celebrates retaining Unicef Baby Friendly Award

Warrington celebrates retaining Unicef Baby Friendly Award

Health visitors and staff from Warrington’s integrated service for 0 to 19 year olds celebrated retaining the prestigious Unicef  Baby Friendly Award at a special event with mums and babies at the Great Sankey Bosom Buddy group.
24 October 2017Continue reading →


Halton teams recognised by Unicef for the support they offer to new mums

Halton teams recognised by Unicef for the support they offer to new mums

Halton’s community midwifery, health visiting and family nurse partnership services, delivered by Bridgewater, have retained Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation.
16 October 2017Continue reading →


Warrington NHS IT team win a 2017 North West Skills Development Network Informatics Award

Warrington NHS IT team win a 2017 North West Skills Development Network Informatics Award

Bridgewater’s Electronic Patient Records team was named Team of the Year at the 2017 North West Skills Development Network Informatics Awards.
5 October 2017Continue reading →


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 →


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