December 21, 2018
Countess of Chester Hospital baby unit plans approved
Plans to build a new neonatal unit at a hospital in Chester have been approved following a second application.
The plans were originally blocked when Cheshire West and Chester Council refused to pass the application because it felt it was "overbearing" and would lead to a "loss of outlook" for residents of a nearby estate.
More than 20,000 people signed a petition in support of it and the hospital has revised its plans, which have now been approved. The hospital will use £2.4m raised through fundraising appeals to build a bigger unit.