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Could you or someone you know, benefit from an Apprenticeship with Bridgewater?

Bridgewater’s Level 3 apprentices, 2023

Here at Bridgewater, our apprentices are an essential part of our workforce and are also key to our future ambitions… Continue reading →

Bridgewater dedicates special NHS 75 award to entire workforce at annual staff recognition event

NHS 75 Award

This year, the annual ‘Thank You’ Awards had a special twist, as Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHFT) celebrated 75 years of the National Health Service… Continue reading →

Annual Members Meeting 2023

On Wednesday 20 September 2023, we held our Annual Members’ Meeting at Haydock Park Racecourse.

This annual meeting was an opportunity to formally present our 2022/23 Annual Report and Accounts.

To view these documents, please visit our Publications page on the Bridgewater website.

An animation outlining our Bridgewater year was played at the meeting.

Bridgewater NHS named shortlisted finalist for national award

HSJ Awards shortlisted graphic

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHFT) has been shortlisted as a national finalist at the 2023 HSJ Awards… Continue reading →

Bridgewater NHS staff attend Westminster Abbey service celebrating 75 years of the NHS

Bridgewater staff at Westminister Abbey (1)

A service to mark 75 years of the NHS took place at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 5th July. The event, held on the actual day the NHS was created three quarters of a century ago, was a big thank you to health service staff and volunteers, past and present… Continue reading →

Drive Ability North West on why it’s important to keep your independence and stay safe on the road

Barry Clift

The service supports people with medical conditions, disabilities, and those affected by old age, to drive safely and maintain or regain their independence as drivers or passengers… Continue reading →

Urgent Community Response service wins national award

Halton Integrated Care and Frailty Service award team photo

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has received a prestigious national award after being honoured for their work in preventing older people and adults with complex health needs from being admitted to hospital. Continue reading →

Trust receives excellent ‘well-led’ report

In January 2023, an independent external ‘well-led’ governance review was commissioned. This review was undertaken by an organisation called Facere Melius – a healthcare improvement consultancy who focuses on corporate, quality, and safety governance. Continue reading →

Drive Ability North West celebrates 30 years supporting people to stay mobile and independent

Drive Ability North West celebrates 30 years - Photograph (L-R): Deborah Murgatroyd (Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist), Jabeen Bowes (Approved Driving Instructor), Ken Bullas and wife Gail Bullas.

Celebrations took place on Thursday 18 May, as Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust marked 30 years of its Drive Ability North West service. Continue reading →

ARCHIVED:  RCN strike action expected to cause significant Bank Holiday disruption to services

Local services across Cheshire and Merseyside are expected to suffer a “significant impact” during the 24-hour strike by Royal College of Nursing (RCN) members over the Bank Holiday weekend. Continue reading →

ARCHIVED: If it’s not an A&E emergency this Easter – there’s a UTC for that!

Picture shows a graphic of a man holding his injured leg. The headline on the graphic says "slips, trips, sprains, falls". It promotes Widnes UTC as a fast, easy and convenient place to be seen with a minor injury or illness.

Bridgewater Community Healthcare is reminding the public to use the NHS wisely if it’s a non-emergency this Easter. Continue reading →

ARCHIVED: NHS industrial action in February

Health leaders in Cheshire and Merseyside are asking the public to use services wisely for any health needs ahead of “significant service disruption” during industrial action by nurses and ambulance workers on Monday 6 February 2023. Continue reading →

New fitness to drive scheme launches in Merseyside as alternative to prosecution

New fitness to drive scheme launches in Merseyside as alternative to prosecution (2)

Drive Ability North West is championing a police programme set up to support vulnerable road users to drive more safely through education and engagement. Continue reading →

New year… new job? Your local NHS is recruiting!

Example of a Bridgewater Halton clinical team (1)

Do you want to make a difference and embark on an exciting career in the NHS? If so, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is holding a recruitment fair at the Hillcrest Hotel in Widnes on Thursday 1 December 2022, between 1pm and 7pm. Continue reading →

A heartfelt #TeamBridgewater ‘thank you’

Bridgewater Staff Award Winners 2022

The achievements of community healthcare staff have been applauded at the annual Bridgewater NHS ‘Thank You’ awards. Continue reading →

Widnes Urgent Treatment Centre – Have a worry-free summer

As temperatures once again rise over the coming days, Widnes Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) is here for you this summer. Continue reading →

Widnes Urgent Treatment Centre – Here for you this Bank Holiday weekend

Widnes Urgent Treatment Centre information

As we slowly learn to live with Covid-19, we are today (Friday 29 April 2022) reverting Widnes Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) back to a ‘walk-in’ service.  Continue reading →

Bridgewater triumphs at Nursing Times Workforce Awards

Bridgewater triumphs at Nursing Times Workforce Awards

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been announced as the deserving winner of the ‘Best Recruitment Experience’ category at the 2021 Nursing Times Workforce Awards. Continue reading →

Bridgewater NHS says ‘Thank You’ at annual staff awards

Bridgewater Thank you Staff Awards Winners

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has applauded its dedicated workforce by announcing the winners of this year’s ‘Thank You’ awards. Continue reading →

Consider your options – get the right treatmentSelf care: care for yourself at home, Pharmacy: local expert advice, NHS111: Non-emergency help, GP Advice: Out of hours - call 111, UTCs: Urgent treatment Centres, A&E or 999 for emergencies only

Your local NHS offers many different options to ensure you can access the most appropriate care for your health concerns and conditions. If you are experiencing a 999 emergency, which means that it is critical or life-threatening, then phone 999 for emergency help. If your injury or illness is not life-threatening, then you should consider which route is the most appropriate for you. 12 August 2021Continue reading →

Bridgewater marks 10 year milestone

Bridgewater 10 year logo

Established on the 1 April 2011, the organisation is a leading provider of NHS community health services to the people of Warrington, Halton, St Helens and Oldham. It also provides community dental services across key areas throughout Greater Manchester and Cheshire. 7 April 2021Continue reading →

Have your say on the future of Allied Health Professional services

AHPs services - have your say

Services users and patients of Bridgewater’s therapy services are being urged to take part in a national conversation to help shape the future of Allied Health Professional services across the country. 10 March 2021Continue reading →

Award-winning text support service launches for parents, carers and teens

Chat Health is live now

A new confidential text messaging service has launched for young people, parents and carers across Warrington, Halton and Oldham. 1 February 2021Continue reading →

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

child being vaccinated at flu session

An 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 →

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 →

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