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Bridgewater develops innovative system to ensure children are protected from flu during pandemic

child being vaccinated at flu sessionAn innovative NHS immunisation team has adapted its methods of delivering flu vaccinations to schoolchildren in the region – ensuring they are protected from Covid-19, whilst being immunised against the illness. 6 November 2020Continue reading →


Bridgewater nurse Chloe earns huge praise

Bridgewater nurse Chloe

Chloe Sutton has ticked every box and more and won her the praise and plaudits of her peers for the actions she took when confronted by an extremely challenging situation whilst visiting a patient in his home. 30 June 2020Continue reading →


Bridgewater develops innovative system to ensure children are protected from flu during pandemic

Bridgewater nurse Chloe

Chloe Sutton has ticked every box and more and won her the praise and plaudits of her peers for the actions she took when confronted by an extremely challenging situation whilst visiting a patient in his home. 6 November 2020Continue reading →


National Carers Week 2020 – Bridgewater launches its Carers Strategy

Carers week 2020 logo - making caring visible

This week (8-12 June) is National Carers Week – a fitting time for Bridgewater to launch its Carers Strategy and supporting information plan.
10 June 2020Continue reading →


Important changes to Widnes Urgent Care Centre

Change to Widnes Urgent Care Centre

From Friday 24 April we are making changes to Widnes Urgent Care Centre (UCC) to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible during the coronavirus pandemic.
24 April 2020Continue reading →


Changes to Bridgewater community services to support fight against coronavirus

Coronavirus headerIn order to support the response to coronavirus (Covid-19) we have been asked by NHS England to stop or partially stop the delivery of a number of our community services.
30 March 2020Continue reading →


Local NHS services ask the public #letsdoittogether

Let's do it together logoNHS services and commissioners in Halton, Warrington, St Helens and Knowsley have joined forces again to promote their innovative campaign #letsdoittogether.
8 January 2020Continue reading →


Bridgewater and Wellbeing Enterprises CIC Shortlisted for the 2019 HSJ Partnership AwardsHSJ Awards 2020Bridgewater and Wellbeing Enterprises CIC are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Partnership Award in the ‘Best Educational Programme for the NHS’ category.
16 December 2019Continue reading →


Neurosciences team wins Greater Manchester clinical research award

Bridgewater NHS Trust neurosciences team wins Greater Manchester clinical research awardTeam leader Bernadette Mason and occupational therapist Marie Martland from Warrington’s Community Neurosciences team recently won a prestigious award at the Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards organised by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network Greater Manchester.
4 December 2019Continue reading →


Bridgewater celebrates its shining stars for 2019

Bridgewater Staff Awards Winners 2019Staff from Bridgewater were celebrated at the trust’s annual staff awards ceremony.
8 October 2019Continue reading →


Margaret trains 150 “Dementia Friends” at annual NHS staff awards event

Margaret GradyDistrict Nurse Margaret Grundy delivered “Dementia Friends” training to over 150 people in one session at The Halton Stadium in Widnes as part of our Bridgewater staff awards for 2019. 7 October 2019Continue reading →


Bridgewater staff mark World Suicide Prevention Day

Zero Suicide AllianceBridgewater are being offered free training and resources on Suicide Prevention to mark World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th.
10 September 2019Continue reading →


Quick-thinking nurse praised for saving man’s life

Carla RoughsedgeQuick-thinking medical staff at a local NHS Trust have saved a man’s life, after he presented with what he thought was a chest infection.
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 August 2019Continue reading →


Bridgewater tops national league table for increase in research

Bridgewater tops national league table for increase in researchBridgewater has topped a list of all NHS Trusts in England, achieving the highest percentage increase in the number of research studies recruited to – an increase of 250 per cent, offering hundreds of patients the opportunity to help develop and benefit from new treatments. 16 July 2019Continue reading →


Oldham Right Start Happiness Travelling Bar proves great success

Oldham Mayor with some of Right Start teamThe Oldham Right Start service recently spent a day at the Happiness Travelling Bar within Oldham library speaking to visitors and giving support and advice on a range of local services available within the service. 20 May 2019Continue reading →


Bridgewater’s Stoma Nurse’s care helps to turn David’s life around

Warrington’s Stoma Care Services part of Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are helping 80 year old David following a ileostomy for which he has struggled with aftercare for almost 30 years. 14 May 2019Continue reading →


Halton Adult Speech and Language Service star on local radio show

Helen Fraser (Left) Jenny Morgan and Chris CarlinA service dedicated to helping people in Halton overcome bladder and bowel issues has provided support to more than a thousand people since it was introduced in 2017.
3 May 2019Continue reading →


Halton’s Bladder and Bowel service aims to remove the stigma surrounding continence issues

A service dedicated to helping people in Halton overcome bladder and bowel issues has provided support to more than a thousand people since it was introduced in 2017.
2 April 2019Continue reading →


New NHS initiative in Widnes and Runcorn aims to improve access to dental care for hard to reach communities

New NHS initiative in Widnes and Runcorn aims to improve access to dental careAn NHS Community Dental Service in Widnes and Runcorn is improving the way it works with hard to reach communities so they can gain better access to dental care.
28 January 2019Continue reading →


‘Smiles Matter’ Children’s Supervised Toothbrushing Programme Launched in Oldham

Children’s Supervised Toothbrushing Programme Launched in OldhamBridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has successfully launched a new ‘Smiles Matter’ supervised tooth brushing programme in Oldham. 17 January 2019Continue reading →


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