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Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services to West Cheshire and to Welsh patients covered by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The Trust works collaboratively within the wider Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership. Its services are provided from three locations:

  • The Countess of Chester Hospital: providing 438 general and acute beds.
  • Ellesmere Port Hospital: providing 56 beds as a rehabilitation, intermediate and outpatient facility.
  • Tarporley War Memorial Hospital: a base for community services which serve the local rural population.

The Trust employs over 6258 staff (headcount) which includes temporary bank staff and provides acute emergency and elective services, primary care direct access services and obstetric services to a population of approximately 407,000. This includes 357,000 residents in Chester and West Cheshire which includes Ellesmere Port and Neston as well as the Deeside area of Flintshire which has a population of approximately 50,000.

The Trust is a busy district general hospital and in 2022/2023, there were more than 503,342 patient attendances (inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic) ranging from a simple outpatient appointment to major cancer surgery. This is an increase of nearly 10,000 compared to the previous year when there were 494,387 patient attendances.

The Countess of Chester supports diversity and views all of its staff as having potential. We have a Talent and Succession planning strategy that supports us to have people with the right capabilities and motivations across the organisation that can help us to deliver our strategic objectives and the highest quality of care for our patients. All staff have access to career conversations if they want them.

We have a new Leadership Framework that encompasses local and national drivers that support leaders at all levels to develop the behaviours and competencies that positively impact on our culture, patient and employee experience. The framework connects the Head, Heart and Hands of leadership and supports leaders to bring out the best in themselves and in those around them.

The Framework covers 4 Domains across 4 levels of Leaders.
1.    Leading with Compassion and Inclusion
2.    Working together in collaboration
3.    Learning and Improving
4.    Delivery and Performance


The Countess of Chester Health Park
Liverpool Road
Contact Number
01244 365000

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Vacancy status: Closed
Ref: 210-2024-73 Vacancy ID: 6002435

Ward Clerk- Cover Clerk

Closed for applications on: 27-Feb-2024 00:00

Vacancy status: Closed

Closed for applications on: 27-Feb-2024 00:00

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