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Birchwood Dental Practice receives prestigious Warrington Dental Award

Birchwood Dental Practice receives prestigious Warrington Dental Award

Birchwood Dental Practice is celebrating after achieving a Gold Standard Smile 4 Life Warrington Dental Award for its commitment to providing a family friendly service.
20 July 2016… Continue reading →


Care Quality Commission asks for people’s views on services

CQC Logo

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is inviting people to tell them what they think of the services provided by Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. 
27 May 2016
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Local NHS Trust aims to get Warrington smiling

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National Smile Month 2016 is coming to Warrington with Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Bridgewater) holding a number of local events to back the UK’s biggest oral health campaign23 May 2016… Continue reading →


Local Award-Winning Children’s Continence Service Supports World Bedwetting Day 2016

World Bedwetting Day 2016

The Children’s Continence Service in Halton and St Helens is backing this year’s World Bedwetting Day on Tuesday 24 May. 19 May 2016… Continue reading →


Bridgewater backs ‘Ok to Ask about clinical research’ campaign

OktoAsk

Bridgewater is supporting the National Institute for Health Research’s (NIHR) annual Ok to Ask about clinical research’ campaign19 May 2016… Continue reading →


Service launched to improve speech, language and literacy development in schools in St Helens

Members of Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and St Helens Libraries, School Libraries and Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Services at the launch of BLUSH.

St Helens Council and Bridgewater are pleased to announce the launch of a new service that offers high quality reading resources to support speech, language and literacy development in schools across the borough. 28 April 2016… Continue reading →


Bridgewater makes the ‘Right Start’ in delivering children and young people’s services in Oldham

Making the Right Start in Oldham

Bridgewater has started delivering a range of children and young people’s health services in Oldham. 1 April 2016… Continue reading →


Stay Well this Easter

Stay Well this Easter

With the bank holiday fast approaching, here is some useful advice and information about keeping well over Easter and how to access local NHS services if you feel unwell.
24 March 2016… Continue reading →


St Helens nursing staff commended at local healthcare awards

St Helens nursing staff commended at local healthcare awards

A nurse based at Newton Community Hospital, a Cardiac Rehabilitation Team from Fingerpost Park Health Centre and District Nursing staff from Cowley Hill have all been praised at a local NHS awards ceremony. 24 March 2016… Continue reading →


Warrington Children’s Community Matron receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Sue Lawton

A retired Children’s Community Matron who has helped hundreds of vulnerable families in Warrington has been praised at a local NHS Awards ceremony.
18 March 2016… Continue reading →


Bridgewater trials innovative Shockwave Therapy for patients with musculoskeletal conditions 

Shockwave Therapy

Bridgewater is currently trialling a pioneering new treatment for patients with musculoskeletal conditions in Wigan. 11 March 2016… Continue reading →


Healthcare heroes set to be celebrated at local NHS Awards

Lisa forshaw

The hard work and dedication of staff at Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is set to be commended at the Trust’s annual staff award ceremony on 16 March in Leigh. 7 March 2016.

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Are you making your voice heard about Bridgewater’s services?

The Friends and Family Test

Did you know that, any time you use a Bridgewater service, or any other type of NHS healthcare, you can give fast, anonymous feedback that could help make improvements?
26 February 2016… Continue reading →


The Right Start for Oldham children

The Right Start for Oldham children

Oldham Council is making the right move by commissioning a leading provider of community healthcare services – Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – to deliver key services to local children and young people.
17 February 2016… Continue reading →


Over 58,000 patients treated at Leigh NHS Walk-in-Centre in 2015

Walk-in-Centre

Leigh NHS Walk-in-Centre helped relieve the pressures on local accident and emergency departments last year by seeing 58,249 patients, an average of 160 patients a day.
9 February 2016… Continue reading →


Bridgewater’s School Nursing Service successfully immunise 11,849 local school children against flu

School Nursing Girl

Local school nurses have been supporting the national childhood vaccination programme this winter by vaccinating primary school children in years one and two against flu.
3 February 2016… Continue reading →


Widnes and St Helens Walk-in-Centres treated 115,400 patients in 2015

NHS Widnes Urgent Care Centre

St Helens NHS Walk-in Centre and Widnes Urgent Care Centre helped relive the pressures on local accident and emergency departments last year by seeing 115,400 patients.
3 February 2016… Continue reading →


Women with learning disabilities in the Wigan Borough helped to access Cervical Screening

Women with learning disabilities in Wigan helped to access Cervical Screening

To mark Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (24 – 20 January), we are focusing on Bridgewater’s Adult Learning Disability Service and its successful local cervical screening programme for women with learning disabilities. 29 January 2016… Continue reading →


Wigan healthcare staff bring some Christmas cheer to local adults with learning disabilities

Staff from Bridgewater put together a Christmas lunch and party for 20 adults with learning disabilities on Friday 18 December at Bickershaw Village Community Club.
7 January 2016… Continue reading →


Widnes family make a generous donation to a local NHS Trust

Widnes family make a generous donation to a local NHS Trust

District Nurses have been praised for the end of life care they provided to a woman in Widnes at a special presentation on 23 December at The Bridges Learning Centre.
4 January 2016… Continue reading →


Leigh Nurse Lisa transforms young mum’s life

Leigh Nurse Lisa transforms young mum’s life

A young mum from Leigh who got pregnant just before her 17th birthday has credited local family nurse Lisa Forshaw with helping turn her life around.
15 December 2015… Continue reading →


Bridgewater achieves excellent patient satisfaction rates

high patient satisfaction rates

Over the past 12 months Bridgewater has achieved a 99% overall patient satisfaction rate.The statistics come from  ‘Talk to Us’ feedback forms completed between 1 November 2014 and 31 October 2015.  4 December 2015… Continue reading →


New provider of community health services for Bolton’s five to 19 year-olds 

Bolton Council Logo

Bridgewater has been awarded the contract to deliver school nursing, alcohol and substance misuse, sexual health and healthy schools services by Bolton Council.

27 November 2015… Continue reading →


England rugby star supports Stop the Pressure campaign

England rugby star supports Stop the Pressure campaign

Wigan born Chris Hill, England Rugby star has joined forces with two Health providers in Wigan to continue to help to educate local people about pressure ulcer prevention.
27 November 2015… Continue reading →


Baby Friendly is best in the Wigan Borough

Baby Friendly

Bridgewater and Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust have been awarded the prestigious Baby Friendly Award and are the latest UK health care facilities to win international recognition from UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund).
17 November 2015… Continue reading →


Bridgewater encourages residents to Stay Well This Winter

Stay Well This Winter

The NHS England and Public Health England campaign is designed to help the public prepare for winter and ward off common winter illnesses so they do not require a visit to the hospital. 12 November 2015… Continue reading →


Bridgewater appoints two Non-Executive Directors

Bridgewater has appointed Maggie Pearson and Marian Carroll as Non-Executive Directors of the Trust. 10 November 2015… Continue reading →


Warrington NHS Health Team nominated for Prestigious Research Award

Warrington Community Neurosciences Team_crop

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s Community Neurosciences Team, based in Warrington, has been shortlisted in the Best Community Research Contribution category at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards 2015. 30 October 2015… Continue reading →


New Urgent Care Centre in Widnes aims to reduce the pressure on local hospitals

Widnes Urgent Care Centre signage

A new Urgent Care Centre, which offers a range of health services for local people without the need for an appointment, has opened in Widnes. Widnes Urgent Care Centre is based at The Healthcare Resource Centre on Caldwell Road and is run by Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Halton Clinical Commissioning Group. 27 October 2015… Continue reading →


Bridgewater promotes breast awareness to local women with learning disabilities

Women with learning disabilities in Wigan have been learning how to examine their breasts for lumps or changes at education sessions run by Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. 23 October 2015… Continue reading →


Launch of the largest flu vaccination programme marks the start of the NHS “Stay Well This Winter” Campaign

A major drive to help people stay well this winter is being launched on Thursday 15 October by Public Health England and NHS England.
15 October 2015… Continue reading →


Children with asthma benefit from new service in Warrington this winter

Children with asthma benefit from new service in Warrington this winter

Children who suffer from asthma or a recurrent wheeze have a new option for treatment this winter after a pilot of a new service in Warrington was extended for a further six months.
9 October 2015… Continue reading →


Bridgewater School Nurses to deliver childhood flu programme in Halton, St Helens, Warrington and Wigan

Childhood flu programme

From November 2015 children in years 1 and 2 will be offered a yearly flu vaccine in school. 2 October 2015… Continue reading →


Public engagement events on Integrated Community Nursing and Therapies in the Wigan Borough

Image link to Patients in Halton, St Helens and Knowsley benefit from community nurse’s POWERWAND innovation news story

Bridgewater is working on a project with Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) and Wigan Council to look at new ways of delivering a large group of adult health and care services in the Wigan Borough and there are two patient engagement events for our patients and public to attend.
1 October 2015… Continue reading →


North West drivers warned that smoking in cars with children is now banned 

Smokers in the North West are being given one more reason to quit as new government laws come into force today which make it illegal for anyone to smoke in vehicles with children present. 1 October 2015… Continue reading →


Patients in Halton, St Helens and Knowsley benefit from community nurse’s POWERWAND innovation

Image link to Patients in Halton, St Helens and Knowsley benefit from community nurse’s POWERWAND innovation news story

Patients needing intravenous (IV) medication are experiencing improved care thanks to a breakthrough by community nurse Pam McGrail. 25 September 2015… Continue reading →


More evening and weekend GP appointments available to patients in Warrington

Bridgewater is supporting a new service making it easier for patients to see a GP in the evening and weekends is now up and running in Warrington town centre.
22 September 2015… Continue reading →


Halton nurse Pauline’s amazing international awards success

Halton nurse Pauline Hatchard has won a prestigious international innovation award in recognition of her research into the effects of bereavement which led to a new ‘Men’s Shed’ facility in Runcorn18 September 2015… Continue reading →


Children’s Community Nurse Gillian Jones receives WellChild Award

Bridgewater’s Gillian Jones, who works in Hope Special School, Wigan, has been named as a winner in the prestigious national 2015 WellChild Awards, in association with GSK.
11 September 2015… Continue reading →


Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist named as a finalist at the International Journal of Palliative Nursing (IJPN) Awards

Congratulations to Pauline Hatchard, Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist from the Halton Macmillan Palliative Care Team, who has been named as a finalist in the Innovation Award Category in the International Journal of Palliative Nursing (IJPN) Awards.
8 September 2015… Continue reading →


National childhood immunisation programme boosted by MenB vaccine

Public Health England (PHE) is hailing the start of a new vaccination programme, which offers young children protection against meningococcal group B (MenB) disease.
28 August 2015… Continue reading →


Over 650 thousand people in the North West at high risk of Type 2 diabetes, new figures estimate

An estimated 655,925 people in the North West have blood sugar levels indicating a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new report published today by Public Health England (PHE). Nationally five million people in England were estimated to be affected. 27 August 2015… Continue reading →


UNICEF Baby Friendly Award for Bridgewater’s Halton and St Helens teams

The Halton and St Helens Health Visiting, Midwifery and Breastfeeding Support teams at Bridgewater are celebrating success after being awarded the prestigious Stage 3 UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) Baby Friendly Award. 25 August 2015…
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Patients in Halton, St Helens, Warrington and Wigan to benefit from hydration innovation

Patients in Halton, St Helens, Wigan and Warrington are among the first in the North West to be offered the chance to try an award-winning invention to help them stay hydrated.
14 August 2015… Continue reading →


Positive feedback on Wigan Bowel Screening project

People with learning disabilities living in the Wigan borough are receiving extra support to learn more about bowel health and the importance of bowel screening.
6 August 2015… Continue reading →


Have your say on medicines prescribed in Warrington

NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group has launched a consultation to seek the views of the public on prescribing medications that can be bought over the counter.
28 July 2015… Continue reading →


Merseyside’s Police Commissioner visits Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub in St Helens

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy called by St Helens’ Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) to meet those involved in its frontline delivery.
21 July 2015… Continue reading →


Be the #Answer4cancer in Warrington

NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group is raising awareness of the cancer rehab programme that is available in Warrington for people affected by cancer.
16 July 2015… Continue reading →


Bonding time for new mums and babies in St Helens

Mums and Babies in St Helens

Mums and babies in St Helens enjoyed a taste of baby massage as part of events to promote breastfeeding in the borough. 14 July 2015… Continue reading →


Warrington Disability Awareness Day 2015

This year’s Warrington Disability Awareness Day is to take place on Sunday, 12 July at Walton Hall Gardens and Bridgewater will supporting this event. Our Membership, Sexual Health and Oral Health Promotion will have stalls within the marketplace at the annual event giving information and advice to the public. 9 July 2015… Continue reading →


Right Care, Right Time for Wigan Borough Patients

Right Care, Right Time for Wigan Borough Patients

See a GP or Nurse on evenings and weekends at your convenience.
22 June 2015… Continue reading →


Warrington’s Health and Wellbeing Board Annual Report 2014/15

The first Annual Report and Retrospective of Warrington’s Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) is now available for public viewing. This report takes a look at some key achievements of the Board to date and detailed aspects of the Board’s work during 2014/15. The report also includes a brief retrospective of the HWB’s early work, focusing on the significant journey undertaken to reach this point, and looks at the exciting route ahead.
1 June 2015…View the full Report and Retrospective.


National Smile Month 2015

National Smile Month 2015 is organised by the UK’s leading oral health charity, the British Dental Health Foundation and the campaign will take place between 18th May and 18th  June 2015. 19 May 2015… Continue reading →


Halton Crucial Crew: ‘Be Safe, Be Sure, Ask Before’

Halton Crucial Crew

Bridgewater’s School Nursing teams in Halton have a long history of supporting ‘Crucial Crew’, the annual event, organised by Halton Borough Council’s Road Safety Team and funded by Halton Safeguarding Children Board. 23 April 2015… Continue reading →


Wigan Leaders wish a fond farewell to Kate Fallon

Kate Fallon and Tim Dalton

The Wigan Leaders recently wished a fond farewell to Dr Kate Fallon who is retiring after almost five years as Bridgewater’s CEO. 26 March 2015… Continue reading →


Colin Scales appointed as Chief Executive of Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

The Board of Directors and Council of Governors of Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are delighted to announce the appointment of Colin Scales as its new Chief Executive. 25 March 2015… Continue reading →


Bridgewater Staff Awards 2015 a huge success!

More than 130 members of our talented Bridgewater team attended the Staff Awards ceremony at Haydock Racecourse on Wednesday 11 March. 13 March 2015… Continue reading →


Leigh Walk-In Centre welcomes Shadow Secretary of State for Health Andy Burnham MP

Andy Burnham, Suzanne Brookfield and her son William

Andy Burnham MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Labour MP for Leigh, visited Leigh Walk-In Centre to learn more about the work of the occupational therapist teams at the paediatric and adult service clinics. 13 March 2015… Continue reading →


Bridgewater supports the ‘Hello my name is…’ campaign

Bridgewater is joining a massive social media movement launched by a terminally ill doctor from the north of England. 2 February 2015… Continue reading →


New measures to tackle TB in the North West

TB

Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England have today announced an £11.5 million investment as part of a collaborative initiative to decrease TB cases over the next five years and ultimately eliminate TB as a public health problem in England.
20 January 2015… Continue reading →


A wider choice of clinics for Warrington Treatment Room patients

Warrington Treatment Rooms

From Monday 19th January 2015, patients registered at Warrington GP Practices will be able to book Treatment Room appointments a number of different clinics.
20 January 2015… Continue reading →


For She’s a Jolly Good Fellow

Nicola Monaghan, the Interim Lead for Audit, Policy and Pathway Development for Family Services at Bridgewater has been identified to join the prestigious Institute of Health Visiting Fellowship Programme. 6 January 2014… Continue reading →


‘Choose Well’ this Winter – there are a range of services on your doorstep…

Self care is about looking after your own health and making the right choices about where to go for help and advice when you need it. There are a range of health services on your doorstep. Choosing the right one will ensure you receive the best possible treatment, allowing busy services like A&E to concentrate on helping those most in need.
19 December 2014… Continue reading →


Warrington partnership organisations launch inquiry into health and social care data sharing

Could better data sharing improve care? Residents are being asked to have their say as part of a new inquiry launching this week. 9 December 2014… Continue reading →


Norovirus: stay away and don’t spread winter sickness bugs

Norovirus

As norovirus – also known as the “winter vomiting bug” – is starting to circulate across the North West, Public Health England wants to remind anyone experiencing symptoms to stay at home and not visit hospitals, care homes, schools or other community settings until they have been free of symptoms for 48 hours, to help limit the spread of norovirus.
4 December 2014… Continue reading →


Halton welcomes Shadow Secretary Of State for Health Andy Burnham

Our NHS Widnes Walk in Centre Clinical Manager, Elaine McDowell, greeting Andy Burnham at his visit

Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Andy Burnham MP, visited the area on Friday 28 November to find out more about the trailblazing work of the integrated health partnership in Runcorn & Widnes. 2 December 2014… Continue reading →


Bridgewater’s School Nurse Sarah Logan awarded Queen’s Nurse title

Bridgewater’s Sarah Logan, a school nurse in the St Helens School Nursing Service since 2009, was one of seventy-nine nurses to receive the prestigious title Queen’s Nurse (QN) by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI). 1 December 2014… Continue reading →


Bridgewater wins prestigious HSJ Award

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has won the Managing Long Term Conditions HSJ Award at the 2014 HSJ Awards, as announced on 19 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. 21 November 2014… Continue reading →


Bridgewater celebrates foundation trust status

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust is delighted to announce that it has become one of the first two community healthcare trusts in the UK to achieve NHS foundation trust status. This follows an intensive period of assessment by the health regulator, Monitor. 30 October 2014 … Continue reading →


‘No Secrets’ Self-harm Peer Support Group Launches in Halton

No Secrets, a voluntary run self-harm peer support group, is launching on Friday 12th September, for the over 16s in Halton. The launch is timed to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September, in an attempt to help raise awareness of self-harm and self–injury locally. 8 September 2014… Continue reading →


Nursing Team Home Visit Was Sight For Sore Eyes

Nursing Team Home Visit Was Sight For Sore Eyes

Poppy Sydney had really sore eyes and she didn’t want to go stay in hospital. The two-year-old from Padgate had an infection and she was scared to even open her eyes any more. But she became the first person in Warrington to get home Intravenous antibiotics from a new children’s health team. 5 September 2014… Continue reading →


Trafford Sexual Health Services celebrates helping over 17,500 patients in its first year

Trafford Sexual Health Services has had a successful first year welcoming over 17,500 patients through its doors. 2 September 2014… Continue reading →


Bridgewater Health Visitor travels to Kenya to provide healthcare advice

Bridgewater Health Visitor in Kenya

Bridgewater Health Visitor Linda Taberner has been in Kenya during the past month as part of her role as an Army Reservist. Linda, who is usually based at Pemberton Health Centre in Wigan, visited Kenya as part of Exercise ASKARI Serpent with 33 Field Hospital, delivering healthcare advice to outreach villages in Kenya. 2 September 2014… Continue reading →


Bridgewater, Halton Council and Vikings show support for a positive State of Mind

State of Mind

The Widnes Vikings, Halton Borough Council, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust and other local organisations are showing their support for Rugby Football League’s Mental Health Awareness week by posting ‘selfies’ in ‘State of Mind’ T-Shirts across social media sites to help raise awareness of the importance of caring for our mental health.
26 August 2014… Continue reading →


Hospice celebrates official grand opening of new family support centre and Men’s shed project!

mensshed

Halton Haven Hospice welcomed guests from across the North West to the official opening of the new family support centre and the Men’s shed project, the first of its kind in the United Kingdom to be launched by a Hospice. 5 August 2014… Continue reading →


Wigan MP celebrates the success of a new local Diabetes programme

Wigan MP Lisa Nandy visited Boston House (Wigan Health Centre) on Friday 11 July to hear about the achievements of a new Type 2 Diabetes programme which is helping local people in the borough manage their condition more effectively. 11 July 2014… Continue reading →


Bridgewater celebrates Armed Forces Day with the launch of a new campaign targeting local veterans

Veterans

Bridgewater will be marking Armed Forces Day on 28 June with the launch a new campaign. The campaign encourages former members of the armed forces in the boroughs of Halton, St Helens, Warrington and Wigan to not only make use of local NHS healthcare services but also urges them to find out if they could be entitled to priority treatment.
2 July 2014… Continue reading →


Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust wins the contract to manage Willaston Surgery

From 1 July 2014, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust (Bridgewater) took over the management of Willaston Surgery on Neston Road. 2 July 2014… Continue reading →


Community Ear, Nose & Throat Service to launch in Runcorn & Widnes

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust as one of the accredited Community Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) service providers in Halton will launch their new ENT service in Widnes from 25 June with the service starting in Runcorn from late summer.
20 June 2014… Continue reading →


Local school children show MP they’re the Talk of the Town

Talk of the Town

On Monday 23rd June Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP will visit Leigh Central Primary School to find out how the school is taking part in a national research trial to help children’s speech language and communication skills. 20 June 2014… Continue reading →


Healthy Bones, Happy Feet: Falls Awareness Week 2014 in Runcorn & Widnes

Falls Awareness Week runs every year to promote the services and interventions that can help reduce the risk of a fall, and encourage older people to get active in later life.
3 June 2014… Continue reading →


Prestigious Queen’s Nursing title for Wigan borough nurse Nicola

News

Bridgewater’s Dermatology nurse Nicola Broad from Wigan was one of just 65 nurses in the country to be presented with the prestigious Queen’s Nurse title this year.
29 May 2014… Continue reading →


Bridgewater hosts events at Warrington Wolves Stadium and Riverside Retail Park to support Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Breastfeeding

Bridgewater will be promoting the benefits of breastfeeding to local families in Warrington at two exciting events in June to celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Week (9 – 13 June).
27 May 2014… Continue reading →


Bridgewater Trust to provide services at Willaston Surgery

NHS England (Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral) and Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust are delighted to announce that they have agreed and signed a contract to provide General Practice Services at the Willaston Surgery, Neston Road, Willaston.
22 May 2014… Continue reading →


New campaign promotes Clinical Research to NHS staff, patients and the public

A new campaign is being launched on Tuesday 20 May, which is International Clinical Trials Day, promoting clinical research to patients, medical professionals and the public.
20 May 2014… Continue reading →


New campaign urges Halton residents to become Dementia Friends

Halton Borough Council and local partner organisations are supporting the new Dementia Friends campaign to help people develop an understanding of dementia and turn it into action to help people in their community living with the disease.
18 May 2014… Continue reading →


It’s ‘Time to Talk’ about mental health in St Helens

You don’t have to be an expert to talk about mental health. New campaign aims to get people talking and break down the stigma around mental health problems.
18 May 2014… Continue reading →


Warrington Health Visiting staff hold event to answer your questions on child health

From breastfeeding to baby clinics and immunisations to illnesses, Health Visiting staff will be on hand to answer all your questions about child health at an exciting event taking place on 20 May at ASDA Warrington at The Cockhedge Shopping Centre.
9 May 2014… Continue reading →


Double Triumph for Wigan at National Continence Care Awards

The Wigan Continence Care service, provided jointly by Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust in partnership with Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL), received the Continence Care Team award for being “a multi-professional continence team which effectively delivers improvements in the patient experience and quality of life”.
8 May 2014… Continue reading →


Leigh NHS Walk-in Centre helps reduce pressures on local A&E departments

Leigh Walk-in-Centre

Leigh NHS Walk-In Centre has had a busy 2014 so far with 12,910* patients being seen without an appointment for a minor injury or illness since 1 January thus helping to ease the pressures on local accident and emergency departments.
2 May 2014… Continue reading →


Telehealth service proves a success for St Helens patients

Telehealth service proves a success for St Helens patients

A new pilot project which uses technology to help patients with long term health and care needs in St Helens manage their condition more effectively has proved a success for both patients and healthcare staff. 28 April 2014… Continue reading →


Media Statement – Care Quality Commission (CQC) Inspection

Care Quality Commission (CQC) Inspection

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today issued a media release regarding the publication of a quality report, following inspection of our services in February 2014 and this is our media statement. 17 April 2014… Continue reading →


A new Fracture Liaison Service is set to launch in Wigan Borough

Fracture Liaison Service

Members of the public are invited to attend the launch of an exciting new Fracture Liaison Service at St Peter’s Pavilion in Hindley at 12.30pm on Wednesday 9 April.
1 April 2014… Continue reading →


Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust receives prestigious environmental management award ISO 14001

ISO 14001

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust Bridgewater has been recognised by an UKAS* accredited certification body for reducing its carbon footprint and energy consumption as well as its commitment to recycling waste as part of an environmental management system. 26 March 2014… Continue reading →


NHS Awards celebrate the success of Widnes and Runcorn healthcare staff

Awards - Pauline Hatchard

A Community Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist, a Community Nursery Nurse and a Health Visitor, all based in Halton, have been recognised at our Bridgewater Staff Awards. 14 March 2014… Continue reading →


NHS Awards celebrate the success of Warrington healthcare staff

Awards - Warrington

A Warrington based Community Rehabilitation and Falls Team and Project Team Leader have both been named as winners at the Bridgewater’s Annual Staff Awards. 14 March 2014Continue reading →


Sale Dental Nurse announced as Clinical Employee of the Year

Awards - Julie Whitworth

A Special Care Dental Nurse from Sale has been announced as Bridgewater’s Clinical Employee of the Year. 14 March 2014… Continue reading →


Newton Community Hospital staff celebrated at local NHS Trust Awards

Awards - Newton Community Hospital

Community Support Workers based at Newton Community Hospital’s inpatient unit have been named Team of the Year at Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust’s  Annual Staff Awards. 14 March 2014… Continue reading →


Queen’s Nursing Institute supports development of new approach to eczema

Eczema Expert

A new ‘Eczema Expert’ package for children in the Wigan borough is one of nine nurse-led projects that will receive support from the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) this year. The QNI’s Fund for Innovation and Leadership 2014 aims to test new ideas and improve care delivered by nurses, allied health professionals and their teams in the community. 26 February 2014Continue reading →


NHS event marks the official launch of Warrington Centre for Sexual Health

Sexual Health Launch

Warrington Centre for Sexual Health, based at Bath Street Health and Wellbeing Centre, was officially launched on Friday 14 February with a celebration event attended by Mayor Cllr Peter Carey and Warrington Wolves players Brad Dwyer and Matthew Russell.
17 February 2014Continue reading →


St Helens NHS Walk-in Centre provides treatment for more than 2,000 patients over Christmas

St Helens Walk-in-Centre

Staff from St Helens NHS Walk-In Centre and Minor Injuries Unit have seen a busy festive period treating 2,203 patients*, helping to ease the pressures on local accident and emergency departments. 23 January 2013Continue reading →


Widnes NHS Walk-in Centre provides treatment for more than 1,400 patients over Christmas

Widnes Walk-in-Centre

Staff from Widnes NHS Walk-In Centre have seen a busy festive period treating 1,478 patients*, helping to ease the pressures on local accident and emergency departments. 23 January 2013Continue reading →


People newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in Wigan Borough helped to manage their condition more effectively

Type 2 Diabetes in Wigan Borough

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust, in partnership with Wigan Clinical Commissioning Group, is running a new programme for people in Wigan Borough who have been newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. 23 January 2013Continue reading →


Bridgewater launches new Stroke Psychology Service in Warrington

Bridgewater launches new Stroke Psychology Service in Warrington

A new Stroke Psychology service, run by Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust in association with Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group, will help benefit local people struggling with emotional problems and depression after a stroke. 20 January 2014Continue reading →

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