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13th December 2017
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Lead Pharmacists win Staff Award

Lead Pharmacists Janki Patel and Iwona Ward have won a Staff Award for their clinical practice and leadership at the Trust. Through their work the Trust has been nationally recognised for its high standards of clinical practice with regard to the expensive blood product Immunoglobulin. Chairman David Clayton-Smith presented Janki Patel and Iwona Ward with…

12th December 2017
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New ultrasound combines MRI scans to improve detection of Prostate Cancer

Doctors at the Trust are the first in the South East to use an innovative ultrasound scanner that combines MRI images to improve the detection of Prostate Cancer. The fusion of detailed MRI scans with live, real-time ultrasound images of the prostate helps doctors take precise biopsies of prostate tumours. The system called ‘Uro Nav’,…

12th December 2017
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Christmas Pantomime delivers festive cheer to young patients

Children and young people on Kipling Children’s Ward at Conquest Hospital have enjoyed a performance of Cinderella, a fully interactive pantomime with jokes and sing-along songs, performed by a touring group of actors from the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Kipling Children’s Ward Matron, Nicola Dean said: “Christmas is a particularly difficult time of year for children…

12th December 2017
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Local MP visits community dental service

Local MP Stephen Lloyd has visited the Trust’s Community Dental Service at the Ian Gow Medical Centre in Eastbourne, and met with the team of dentists and nurses who provide specialised dental services for adults and children. Stephen Lloyd MP said: “I was very impressed with the Trust’s community dental service when I visited them…

8th December 2017
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Trust praised for organ donation work

Our contribution towards NHS Blood and Transplant’s ambition for the UK to become world class leader in organ donation and transplantation, has been praised Between April to September 2017 the Trust consented seven donors which facilitated six actual solid organ donors resulting in 13 patients receiving a life-saving or life-changing transplant during the time period.…

7th December 2017
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Heart shaped pillows help Post-Mastectomy patients

Two hundred multi-coloured heart-shaped pillows for post-mastectomy patients were recently presented by the Trefoil Guild from East Sussex to Vikki Carruth, Director of Nursing. Ruth Fisher from the Trefoil Guild said “This is the third year such a gift has been made. The pillows are made with love by the Trefoil Guild which is known…

7th December 2017
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New Children’s unit playground opened by Amber Rudd 

A new playground within a newly refurbished courtyard outside the Kipling Children’s Unit at Conquest Hospital, has been opened by local MP and Home Secretary, the Rt Hon Amber Rudd. The courtyard has received a substantial facelift following work by local groups and donations, with a large wall mural depicting cartoon characters and the addition…

6th December 2017
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Project SEARCH wins award for 100% placement success

Project SEARCH Eastbourne, a supported internship programme designed to give young people with learning difficulties or disabilities the skills to gain competitive paid employment, and hosted by ESHT, has been recognised for its success in gaining young people with learning difficulties or disabilities paid employment and the Trust has been presented with an Employment Outcome…

6th December 2017
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Donation funds course for people with Type 1 Diabetes

A course to help people in East Sussex adjust to living with Type 1 diabetes is being sponsored by a local company for the fourth year. Marshall-Tufflex, who are based in Hastings, have donated £2,642 to cover the administration costs of the SADIE (Skills for Adjusting Diet and Insulin in East Sussex) course, which is…

5th December 2017
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Cardiac Physiologists check for heart rhythm disorders

Cardiac Physiologists from the Trust have been raising awareness of Atrial Fibrillation, or AF, a common heart rhythm disorder, at roadshows held during AF week, at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH. Our Cardiac Physiologists held their roadshows in the main reception areas of the hospitals, offering people a simple test which involved holding a small…

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