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News from 2021

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8th March 2021
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‘Virtual’ Covid ward praised by patients

A 'virtual' Covid ward which monitors a patient’s oxygen levels in their own home, allowing them to leave hospital sooner, has been praised by patients and their families.

24th February 2021
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‘Medical oxygen’ capacity increased at our hospitals

‘Medical oxygen’ capacity has been doubled at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH, to help with our Covid-19 response, and for use in a other vital treatment for respiratory illness and disease. Following the completion of an extensive oxygen supply upgrade project, the Trust now has 2.5 times the flow rate of oxygen, with the installation…

9th February 2021
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Tribute to Michael Winchester

Members of Staff at the Trust are mourning the death of Michael Winchester a Housekeeping Supervisor and ‘popular, well respected and kind’ colleague who sadly passed away after being diagnosed with Covid-19. Michael had worked at Eastbourne District General Hospital for over 16 years. He joined the Trust in January 2005 as a Rapid Response…

3rd February 2021
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New prenatal seasonal influenza and whooping cough vaccination clinics

A new service offering prenatal vaccinations against seasonal influenza and whooping cough for those who are pregnant, has been introduced by community midwives at the Trust. Started in January 2021, this new service is offered at the 20-week anomaly scan and has been very positively received. In January, 402 vaccinations were administered at Conquest Hospital…

28th January 2021
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Green light for new nursery building at Conquest Hospital 

Planning permission has been granted for a new purpose built nursery at Conquest Hospital, to replace the existing temporary nursery building, and is anticipated to open in early autumn. The new purpose built nursery will provide 55 places a day for children aged 4 months to 8 years whose parents work for ESHT or the NHS.…

27th January 2021
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Remembering Dr Edward Katz on Holocaust Memorial Day

On Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January 2020) we are remembering Dr Edward Katz, who was born in 1913 in Berlin and escaped the Nazi regime by coming to the UK in the 1930s and who worked in a hospital in Eastbourne. Dr Katz was initially exempted from internment in 1939, although he was later briefly…

26th January 2021
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Newly refurbished Devonshire Ward opens

A newly refurbished 26 bedded medical ward, which will give additional capacity to the hospital has opened at Eastbourne DGH after a complete refit, to improve the caring environment.