End of Life Journal – Summer issue

endoflife_logoThe Summer 2013 issue of the free journal for nurses caring for dying people at home, in hospitals and care homes is now available online.  This issue is mobile-friendly making it easier to read on your mobile device or tablet.  Articles include:







EC NHS Trust supports Lung Cancer Awareness Campaign

East Cheshire NHS Trust is supporting the Department of Health’s Lung Cancer Awareness Campaign ‘Been coughing for 3 weeks? Tell your doctor.’

Lung cancer claimed around 99 lives in Eastern Cheshire in 2012, and 148 people were diagnosed in the same time period. This makes it one of the area’s biggest causes of death.   

For further information about the national lung cancer awareness campaign visit the Department of Health website http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htm

East Cheshire Health Unison website

A number of updates have been made to the East Cheshire Health Unison website, which covers staff at East Cheshire NHS Trust.

The first addition includes information about welfare services for members and their families suffering hardship, particularly relevant to staff with long term sickness or a sudden change in circumstances, such as a family bereavement.

The second item is a prize draw for new members and for those who update their details with the branch. The prize is a Nexus 7 tablet and the draw takes place on Tuesday, 8 October, 2013.

Full details about joining Unison can be found on the website:


Current wellbeing activities for staff

  •   Join the Trusts ‘Big Band’
  •   Pilates
  •   Tai Chi
  •   Zumba
  •   Yoga
  •   Complimentary therapies
  •   Trust choir.

 Get active this summer

Join in the Cheshire West and Chester Celebration of Sport 2013. One year on from a memorable summer of Olympic and Paralympic sport, Cheshire West and Chester Council invite residents to participate in a series of local sporting events taking place throughout the borough. 

For more information on the following, visit your Wellbeing Direct Pages at http://nww.hrdirect-east.cheshirehr.nhs.uk/wellbeing-direct/wellbeing-direct.htm