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Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Grading:  - Good

The Trust provides a full range of acute and a number of specialist services including an urgent and emergency care, general and specialist medicine, general and specialist vascular surgery and full consultant led obstetric and paediatric hospital service for women, children and babies at the Countess of Chester Hospital. In Ellesmere Port Hospital the trust provides medical care services, rehabilitation and intermediate care to patients over 65 years age. It has 56 beds over three wards.

We carried out this inspection as part of our scheduled program of announced inspections. We visited the hospital on the 16, 17, 18, 19 February 2016. We also carried out an out-of-hours unannounced visit on 26 February 2016.