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18th April 2018
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Benson ward facelift

The day room and relatives room on Benson ward at Conquest Hospital has received a facelift thanks to the hard work of Healthcare Assistant Tabatha Loynes who, in her own time, has decorated the two rooms. The ward received donations of paint and wallpaper from local companies and Tabatha, with the occasional help from her…

18th April 2018
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Physiotherapist wins Trust Award

Physiotherapist, Penny Nicolls, who works at the Amberstone Hospital in Hailsham, has won a Trust staff award for her supervision commitments to the Outpatients Physiotherapy department, while still maintaining her clinical standards. Penny was presented with her award by Trust Chairman, David Clayton-Smith. Ross Tippett, Senior Physiotherapist at Amberstone Hospital, Hailsham, who nominated her said:…

17th April 2018
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Acute Admissions Unit at Conquest Hospital refurbished

The Acute Admissions Unit at Conquest Hospital has undergone a refurbishment with new reception areas, drug preparation room, new flooring, wipe down surfaces for easy cleaning and an Omnicell drug dispensing cabinet. The refurbishment work was undertaken in sections over a ten week period, while the unit remained operational, with the cost of the work,…

13th April 2018
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Local MP visits Rheumatology department

Local MP, Stephen Lloyd has visited the Rheumatology department at Eastbourne DGH and met with patients, doctors and nursing staff. The Rheumatology department investigate, diagnose, manage and rehabilitate people with inflammatory and non-inflammatory disorders which predominantly affect the joints, bones, muscles and soft tissues. Across the Trust, there are around 110,000 Rheumatology Outpatient attendances each…

12th April 2018
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Trust performs well in National Lung Cancer Audit

The latest National Lung Cancer Audit shows the Trust performing above the national average in all the parameters of performance and exceeding the targets set by National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA). The national audit identified that lung cancer patients treated at the Trust are more likely to receive radical curative treatment than the national average.…

11th April 2018
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Flu campaign success helps protect patients

The staff flu vaccination campaign at the Trust has improved staff flu vaccination rates by over a third, helping to protect patients and the public over the winter. The Trust vaccinated 72% of frontline staff, significantly up from 53% the previous winter (2016/17). The Trust’s campaign to be an #ESHTFlufighter used social media, internal communications…

11th April 2018
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HRH Princess Alexandra visit to mark 70th Anniversary of Friends

Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra is to visit Eastbourne District General Hospital on 10th May to mark the 70th anniversary of the formation of the Friends of Eastbourne Hospitals. Her Royal Highness has close links with the hospital having officially opened it in 1977. She will unveil a plaque to mark the Friends’ Anniversary and…

5th April 2018
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Underwater bikes to benefit aquatic physiotherapy patients

The Trust is one of the first NHS aquatic physiotherapy (hydrotherapy) facilities in the South East to offer underwater bikes for patients as part of treatment thanks to a donation from the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital. The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital have donated approximately £5,000 for two underwater static bikes, an underwater trampoline and sets…

4th April 2018
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Newly qualified nurses start work at Trust

The Trust welcomes 20 newly qualified nurses who have taken up posts within acute and community areas of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. In total eight nurses have taken up posts at Eastbourne DGH, eight nurses at Conquest Hospital and four have taken up posts within the community. Vikki Carruth, Director of Nursing, welcomed the…

28th March 2018
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Whiteboards donated to help patients communicate

A local company has donated ten hand held ‘whiteboards’ to help aid communication for patients on Newington Ward at Conquest Hospital, who are hard of hearing or those who have general communication difficulties. Patients can use the new whiteboards to write or draw to help them communicate with their visitors or ward staff. The whiteboards…

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