Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Trust comprises the Countess of Chester Hospital, a 600 bed hospital, providing the full range of acute and a number of specialist services, and also Ellesmere Port Hospital, a rehabilitation, intermediate care and outpatient facility. The Trust received a CQC rating of Good in June 2016 after an inspection earlier that year. The Trust employs over 3,900 people and provides acute emergency and elective services, primary care direct access services and obstetric services to a population of approximately 260,000 residents mainly in Chester and surrounding rural areas, Ellesmere Port and Neston and also to patients from the Deeside area of Flintshire which has a population of approximately 152,000. More than 450,000 patients attend the hospital for treatment every year, ranging from a simple outpatient appointment to major cancer surgery.