Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Telephone: 01270 255141
Address: Leighton Hospital, Leighton, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 4QJ
Website: http://www.mcht.nhs.uk

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  • Trust Once Again Named Amongst Best
  • In Safe Hands - Maternity Amongst UK's Safest
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Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, the Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and the Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford.

It provides a full range of services, including maternity, child health services, therapies and outpatients.

Leighton Hospital is a district general hospital in Crewe. The purpose-built NHS Treatment Centre opened in October 2005, specialising in day surgery and diagnostics for a range of conditions.  State-of-the-art Theatres and Critical Care facilities opened in April 2014.

MCHFT became registered as a Foundation Trust on 1 April 2008, following authorisation by the independent regulator, Monitor.

Services are provided to a population of approximately 300,000 living in and around Alsager, Crewe, Congleton, Knutsford, Middlewich, Nantwich, Northwich, Sandbach and Winsford.


The Trust is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), without conditions, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, maternity, child health and intermediate care services, through four Clinical Divisions. The Trust’s Estates & Facilities Division is a Non-Clinical Division that supports the Clinical Divisions by providing a range of services to maintain and improve the environment whilst the Corporate Division delivers a full range of back office functions.

Latest news

Trust Once Again Named Amongst Best

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) has been named as one of best in the country for the third year in a row.


The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was announced as one of the CHKS 40Top Hospitals for 2014.


The 40Top award is based on the evaluation of 22 key performance indicators for hospitals and covers important areas such as safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.


Tracy Bullock, Chief Executive of MCHFT, said: “I am delighted that we have again been named as one of the best in the country, as it is recognition that we are providing care to our patients that is safe and of a high standard.


“It is a great achievement and the credit must be given to every member of our staff – they give their all each and every day so that our patients can be given the best care possible.”


Jason Harries, Managing Director of CHKS, said: “This year we celebrate our 25th anniversary so it is a fitting occasion to reward excellence in the NHS. These awards recognise outstanding performance in those areas which we believe are critical to delivering good patient care. We are delighted that Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of our 40Top Hospitals in this special year for our awards.”

Last updated on 01 September 2014.

In Safe Hands - Maternity Amongst UK's Safest

Women having babies at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) are provided with the safest care available, according to a recent independent assessment.


The Maternity Unit at Leighton Hospital in Crewe underwent the thorough review in early 2014 and achieved the highest rating provided by the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST).


Pam Cornwall, Head of Midwifery, said: “I am delighted that we have been awarded CNST Level 3, as it recognises that our patients are receiving an extremely high level of care.


“The rise to becoming a Level 3 Unit is a meteoric achievement, as a progression usually takes at least three years per level. However, we achieved Level 1 status in December 2010, Level 2 in March 2012, and now we have the highest available.


“I am extremely proud of the team that we have here at the Trust. It has been a mammoth journey and each and every team member has played their part in this success. They are amongst the most experienced and dedicated staff that I have ever worked with, and combined with our brand new facilities, I am thrilled that we can now say that the care provided here is officially amongst the safest in the country.”


The Maternity Unit at Leighton Hospital has undergone a thorough refurbishment over recent years. The hospital now boasts a purpose-built Midwifery-Led Unit attached to the main Labour Ward, with birthing pools, ambient mood lighting, en-suite facilities and a private courtyard accessible from each room. A new high-dependency area was also created for women who require more intensive specialised care during labour, further increasing the safety of their care.


Pam added: “Whilst we’ve significantly improved the facilities located at Leighton Hospital, we can now offer so much more to women and their families.


“We have a thorough parent education schedule, which is free and available to everybody who chooses to give birth with us. Run by a dedicated team of experienced Midwives, the classes provide all of the necessary information and practical skills to prepare women and their birth partners for labour and birth, in order to make the process as easy and safe as possible.


“We can offer women the choice of how and where they wish to give birth, ranging from a pool birth through to fully supervised labour in our Labour Ward. For those who wish to give birth at home, we have a team of devoted Community Midwives who can make this a safe and realistic option for many women.”


In December 2013, the Trust also scored highly in a national Care Quality Commission (CQC) patient survey of women’s experience of maternity care, scoring a total of 9.1 out of 10 – just 0.3 points off the highest score nationally – for the labour and birth elements of pregnancy.


Emma Sanders recently spent time in the majority of areas within the Maternity Unit during her pregnancy with son Harry, who is currently receiving treatment on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She commented: “Throughout my whole experience, the care has been exemplary.


“From the Midwives and Doctors to the cleaners and other ward staff, everyone was brilliant with me, always responding quickly and efficiently to my ever-changing health situation.


“I was too ill to see Harry for a few days and the Midwives were brilliant at keeping me in touch with what was happening, constantly providing me with updates and even photographs – this meant so much to me.


“I honestly don’t feel that Harry would be with us now if it wasn’t for the care that we both received. He has had the very best treatment and is in the safest of hands. I am so grateful for all the excellent care from everyone we have come into contact with.”


For further information the Maternity services available at MCHFT, including video tours, please visit www.mcht.nhs.uk/maternity.

Last updated on 01 September 2014.

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Last updated on 01 September 2014.

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