From 1 April 2018, The Countess of Chester Hospital operates and manages Vascular services across Wirral, West Cheshire and Warrington. This is the result of a joint decision made by the executive teams from the Countess, Warrington & Halton Trust and Wirral University Teaching Hospital at a South Mersey Arterial Network Steering Board meeting.
Prior to 1 April 2018, in-patient vascular and endovascular services had already been centralised at the Countess in 2013, with Wirral and Warrington continuing to provide services at their own sites. The only change to this new model is that staff working within vascular at Wirral and Warrington are now Countess employees.
Individual information will be shared between your local Trust and the Countess of Chester Hospital; to allow the clinical teams to provide the best possible care that you may require. This will have no impact on patient care or where services are delivered. Patients will continue to receive high standards of care at their local hospital. The updated model is about unifying the approach to vascular services across South Mersey and ensuring high quality and consistent care across the region